By beating puerto Rico 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-21) Italy Under-18 women’s qualified for the quarter-finals of the World championship of the category.
A performance concrete that of the team coached by Marco Mencarelli with the team that have the great merit to start the match with a step decidedly superior, forcing puerto Rico to a defence often laborious and inaccurate. The first set is definitely the best of the girls of the Mencarelli, that does not change the team that until now has always proposed at the beginning of each set, and therefore with Sofia Monza in directing and Omoruyi, Gardini and Frosini terminals offensive calls in a constant and continuous attack. Obtained suffered a major break in Italy must not do is administer his advantage, trying to limit the damage, especially on the attacks of Sofia Victoria. The puerto rican, for their part, commit a large amount of errors and Italy does not take advantage of it both in the first set (25-12) in the second, as it fought (25-18).
While the CT of puerto Rico, Juan Gonzalez changes everything you can change, Mencarelli confirmation of the same team which asks to close the game without uncertainty: the girls are running but with some error in the balance – in particular, Omoruyi (11 balls on the ground on 30 attacks, twelve points in all, a percentage perfectible) – and all concentrated in the third set (25-21). Three sets and the 75’ minute of the game to gain passage to the quarter-finals, which the girls will always play to Ismailia on Thursday evening. The opponent is Peru, which has beaten 3-1 Argentina (16-25, 25-15, 25-22, 26-24).
Italy-Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-12, 25-18,25-21)
Italy: Marconato, Guiducci NE, Graziani 7, Armini L, Bolzonetti NE, Nwakalor 2, Gardini, 11, Monza 3, Malual NE, Omoruyi 12, Nerve, Frosini 10. Head Coach Marco Mencarelli.
Puerto Rico: Collazo 4, Trujillo 4, Perez (L), Victoria 4, Otero 1, Matos, Maldonado 3, Camacho, Carattini, Baez Carlo 5, Paulino, Her 3, Borri. Coach Juan Gonzalez.
Referees: Sonia Simonovska (Montenegro) and Bogdan Stoica (Romania).
Timing: 24’,22’, 28’. Total 1.74’
Walls point: 8-5
Errors point: 27-30