Consar finds Tinet Prata again in the Italian Cup. We will play the first match on Wednesday

Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m the first leg of the quarter-finals takes place and Bonitto’s team, without Bovolenta called up to the national team, finds the Friulian team that eliminated Aversa in the previous round.

After a playoff semi-final in which they took Grottazzolino to a tie-break in the 3rd match and then advanced to the SuperLega, Consar Ravenna returns to the pitch tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1, to play the quarter-finals of the Del Monte Italian Cup. And the opponent of Goa and his associates is still there Tinet Pratafinished fifth in the championship and eliminated by Ravenna in the quarter-finals of the play-offs in three games and for this reason animated by the spirit of revenge.

It will be played at Pala Crisafulli in Pordenone at 18:00 (free live on, refereed by Armandola from Voghera and Priserà from Turin). The 2nd race will be held on Sunday 5 May at Pala De Andrè at 7pm: in the event of a tie, the golden set will be played in Game 2.

“Now it’s impossible for both teams to go the wrong way— Consar coach Marco Bonitta comments with a laugh – we’re still against each other, each with their own motivations and no more secrets. I saw that against Avers in the previous round, Tinet gave space to some less busy players. So we will do it too. The current situation makes me think about those guys who had less space during the year and who deserve to play. Among the eight contending teams, some are highly motivated, while others wish to make up for a lackluster championship. We will try to do everything to win and reach the final four in Cuneo, because for me the principle is always to play games to win.”

In this last part of the season Consar will not be able to count on Alessandro Bovolenta: the opposite of Ravenna plays collegiately with the national team in view of the Volley Nations League, in which it seeks a pass to the Olympics. His regular season score with Ravenna stands at 516 points, eight more than last season, to which must be added 119 points in six playoff games for a total of 635 points, making him the second best forward behind Yuasa’s Nielsen. Battery.

“We had the idea of ​​playing the Italian Cup in full – Bonitta elaborates – but the situation has changed slightly since the national team has officially asked us to have Bovolenta available. I spoke with De Giorgi more than once and I understood the reasons that led him to this important request: it is not about asking us for a player just to get to the VNL. There is a national team that has to qualify and above all they have to do it as soon as possible to then plan the Olympics well and I think it was right to give Alessandro the chance to fight for this big goal. I talked to him about it and we agreed. He is sorry that he is no longer with us because the first thing he said to me after the Grottazzolina game was ‘now let’s win the Italian Cup’. Then this dynamic took over and I believe that the good of the national team comes first.”

Bovolenta’s absence will also have an impact on Consar’s qualifying journey to the final eight of the junior league. Last night, Monday April 29, the Ravenna side led by Moll won 3-1 in Santa Croce over Kemaso Lamipele with 24 points from Orioli and 16 from Feri and next May 8 they will have a chance at Pala Costa, with a win against Castellana Grotte , to reach the final eight.

“The Junior League remains an excellent target for the club. This also explains the use of all the 2004 first team players – Bonitta clarifies -: Bovo’s absence forces us to reformulate our tactical thoughts, but here too we will try to do our best to reach the final.”


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