This time theA. Carraro Imoco Conegliano does not fall into the trap of the Champions League and do not run risks in the second european event of the season. The panthers, in fact, imposed with a net 0-3 (22-25, 14-25, 22-25) in Romania in the field dell’Alba Blaj. The yellow and blue are second in Pool D with 5 points, one less than the Nantes, that yesterday he beat 3-0 against Vasas Budapest.
Coach Santarelli search in Romania, the 12th victory in a row this early in the season with a sextet composed of Wolosz-Egonu, Folie-Ogbogu, Sorokaite-Sylla, libero De Gennaro.
Difficult start for the Panthers who makes a mistake a few words and attack too, giving confidence to the Romanian ahead 5-4. A nice break Sorokaite and Egonu port forward Conegliano up to 5-8, but there is no room for escape, Stoltenborg, it works well to wall and the Dawn brings (7-8). Folie to the wall, and Wolosz with an ace to put the Panthers at most 3, but once again Aleksic (wall) and Stoltenborg (ace) to take advantage of an Imoco not to the maximum, and with a partial of 4-0 to bring the master of the house, ahead 11-10. We think Sorokaite with a nice diagonal and Folie, that after a couple of uncertainties to find the feeling with Wolosz, and the Panthers come back next 11-13. But the Alba Blaj has a lot of experience and players of high level as the world champion Serbian Busa crushing for the new benefit Romanian: 14-13. Coach Santarelli takes more patience and called time out with the master of the house ahead 18-17. It will be a cure-all, because from there the Panthers are unleashed and find flashes of their game: Paola Egonu is the voice of big walls, attacks and pallonetti until Conegliano can take a decidedly off, up to 22-25 the end of the battle.
The second set runs off easier for the team from veneto: the partial begins with an Imoco that triggers immediately the higher gears with Sorokaite and Sylla, who drag the team to the 6-2. The game climbs to tone, De Gennaro and companions multiply the forces on the defense and keep the pace high up to +6 (5-11). Captain Wolosz continued to press the attack turns to wonder up to the 7-14. There is the reaction of the Range and companions, but Chiaka Ogbogu is felt under network attack and the wall (8-16). Enter the double exchange with Enweounwu and Gennari, then Ogbogu walls, but in the batting Baciu and her companions hurt and fall to -6 (12-18). Giulia Gennari travel Ogbogu and Sylla (9 points and 2 walls at the end) and the Imoco lengthens again (12-20), time out of the Romanian. On 13-21 also enters De Kruijf, then Enweonwu walls for the 14-22, and paves the way for the 14-25 that put the Panthers ahead 2-0.
In the third set to fall Wolosz and Egonu, while it remains in the field of De Kruijf for Folie. The Imoco has taken pace and grinds her game, defending balls difficult and finding beautiful solutions on the counter attack with the same central Dutch and trips Egonu and Sylla for the 4-8. After the time-out of the Dawn there is a series of walls, of the master of the house, then Sylla goes out and back to the balance (8-10). Stoltenborg hits second for the -1 (9-10), which forces the time out coach Santarelli. But the setter Dutch still signing two points, surprising the wall match and back the enthusiasm in the sports hall of Targu Mures (where there are also seven brave supporters gialloblù”) for the benefit 13-11 of the champions of Romania.
The partial 9-3 for the Alba recommended at the time out Santarelli, concerned about the renewed verve of the enemy. Conegliano regains concentration and Ogbogu (good proof of the central USA with 12 points and 4 walls) , and drew level with the wall portion 14, then the bis for the new benefit 14-15. There is also Geerties in the second line, but the Busa is unleashed and square the ace, then comes the wall and the Romanian back ahead 17-15 in a set that is complicated. We think Paola Egonu (the other test super with 19 points, 4 aces and 3 walls, MVP) with the hit on the bar for balance, then attack the top, followed by another missile in the winning joke: the break of the opposite of the A. Carraro Imoco Volley brings forward the Panthers 18-20. The +3 the signature Sorokaite (18-21). Paola remains in the stop and shoot another ace that send away the champions of Italy (18-23). In the end also becomes a Hill. The Alba Blaj cancel two match points, but we think the “usual” Egonu to close out the 3-0 win for the A. Carraro Imoco Volley that wins 22-25 the third and decisive set.
Tomorrow the Panthers fall in Italy at the dawn and Friday again suitcase ready, it’s off to China where to Shiaoxin Monday (3 am in italy) it starts on the first Club World cup history, match against) and james stirling Istanbul.
C. S. M. Volei Alba Blaj-A. Carraro Imoco Conegliano 0-3 (22-25, 14-25, 22-25)
Alba Blaj: Baciu 5, Knip, Ninkovic 2, Oiwoh, Stoltenborg 6, Aleksic 6, Rus, Popovic-Range, Busa 11, Cirovic 1, Alupei (L) ne, Gommans 6, Popovic (L). All. Zakoc.
Imoco Conegliano: Sorokaite 7, De Kruijf 6, Geerties, Folie 4, Fersino (L) ne, Botezat ne, De Gennaro (L), Ogbogu 12, Enweonwu, Gennari, Wolosz 1, Hill, Sylla 9, Egonu 19. All. Santarelli.
Referees: Ozbar (Turkey) and Zulfugarov (Azerbaijan).
Notes: Spectators 1500. Alba Blaj: beats winning 6, beats, wrong 7, attack 25%, receiving 53%-10%, the walls 9, errors 17. Conegliano: beats winning 6, beats, wrong 12, attack 44%, receiving 42%-4%, the walls 13, errors 21.