Photo John Simionato
An opponent of value, experience and quality, coming from a good championship and a good run in the Coppa Italia. For Chromavis Abo, in the play-off of B1 female the first rock is called Anthea Vicenza, training of the veneto, which has closed the pool B second place, while the neroverdi cremasche have obtained in the last pass, clinched the third place in group A.
Anthea is the formation of the toe of the association Volley Vicenza, born in November 2016 with the goal to bring back to the city, the women’s volleyball of high level, and at the same time exploit the wealth of the society and the young athletes of the province. On the bench there is Mariella Cavallaro, assisted by the vice-Maurizio Baraldo, while the general manager is Luca Milocco, the dad of Isabella, spiker of the Florens King Marcello Vigevano that until the last he contested the play-off in Offanengo.
The formation of the venetian has closed the group B 61 points, -6 from Talmassons (promoted in A2) and with 16 lengths ahead of the fourth place. In addition, Vicenza, achieved the second place in the Final four of the Italian Cup B1-organized in the house and where it is surrendered only to the Future Young Bust.
THE “6+1” OF VICENZA – let us Go, then, to discover the array of Anthea, where there is no shortage of prominent names. Dribble there is Laura Bortoli, thirty class of 1996 in his career also boasts a two-year period (between 2015 and 2017) at Delta Informatica Trentino in A2. Across from her, there is the opposite udinese Giulia Visintini, born in 1995 grew up in B between Martignacco, Udine and San Lazzaro di Savena and then moved onto the A2 to the Saugella Monza in the season 2015-2016 with the current team mate Giorgia De Stefani, spiker treviso born in 1991. The latter has gained various experiences in B1, the last time in 2014-2015 with the Millenium Brescia, then take the jump in A2 with Monza and for the first half of the season in the Lilliput Seventh (2016-2017). The other band is Jasmine Rossini, a milan class of 1992 grown in the nurseries of Novara and San Donà, while the taste of the A2 was in 2010-2011 in Verona, Francesca Gentili, central Chromavis Abo. In the year 2013-2014, instead, Rossini moved to Rovigo, where he played together with the other “tower” of Offanengo, Lisa Cheli. Finally, from 2014 to 2016 in Orvieto, the passage to the Olympia Ravenna and the experience last year in A2 in Marsala.
Long and fine on the curriculum of the central Flavia Assirelli, class of 1990, and born in Schio. Grew up in the Volley Vicenza since youth, he made his debut in A1 with the Minetti in 2008-2009, together with Monica De Gennaro and Valentina Tirozzi, then A2 is still with Vicenza, Forlì, italy (2010-2011) and two seasons in Montichiari always in A2, where on the bench there was the ex-Offanengo George Kite. In the second season for half of the year has crossed the streets of the director of Chromavis Abo Cecilia Nicolini, later found for half of the year in 2014-2015 to Riso Scotti Pavia (A2), the experience gained after the year to Crovegli Reggio Emilia, while in 2015-2016 is returned to Forlì in A2, also winning the Cup of Italy category.
The Assirelli form the central pair (confirmed from last year) with Beatrice Filippin (class of 1994), thirty grew up in the youth of San Donà, then wear the jersey of Orago, under the guidance of coach Bosetti. Finally, the free – Helen Of Ambros, treviso born in 1992 with experiences, and (A2) to San Vito (2011-2012) and Casalmaggiore (2012-2013), as well as playing in The Wings Padova with Lisa Cheli.
The sports director of Chromavis Abo Stefano Condina found two of his former players: Assirelli in the two years in Montichiari and the Rossini in Verona.
THE COMMENT OF COACH BARBIERI – frame Anthea Vicenza coach Leo Barbieri, technical Chromavis Abo. “It’s a training that was first in the B group for some time, has gained the qualification to the Coppa Italia where is come the second, while in the championship has closed the second with only 4 ko. This is already understand the value of Vicenza, we know that, and we are preparing under the technical and especially tactical. Anthea has a battery of attackers is very important, it has three side that can make the difference and overall it is a team that has a choral play, not by relying only to a player of reference. In addition, Vicenza, alternating often the two palleggiatrici (Laura Bortoli and Maria Paola Drives) are interchangeable, and so that varies a little bit the game, becoming difficult to read”. And then he adds. “As far as we are concerned, we are doing well, Mine is going to have the best condition of the day. Psychologically, we are used to playing games from inside and outside. It was nice to reach the play off, but now we have to think about the next game on Saturday, and live it with everything that is needed to tackle a match of this importance. In the last month we have prepared physically and technically, the group is there and on the whole we believe we can have our say”.
THE PROGRAM OF the SERIES – This is the program of series of the quarter-final between Anthea Vicenza and Chromavis Abo
Race 1: Saturday 11 may at 20: 30 in Vicenza
Race 2: Wednesday 15 may at 20: 30 at the PalaCoim of Offanengo
Any race 3: Saturday, may 18 20.30 in Vicenza.
(source: press Release)