L’Italy does not slow down its run in the Volleyball Nations League, women’s, and thanks to the 3-1 (25-17, 25-21, 23-25, 25-13) on the South Korea climbs to first place in the overall standings.
In front of an audience of PalaBarton of Perugia girls Mazzanti achieved the second success in a row, and have risen to altitude of 9 wins in the event (28 points). After the 3-1 victory against the asian vice-champions of the world are in one step from the Final Six of Nanjing (3-7 July): the national tricolour could suffice for a win tomorrow against Russia for the arithmetic certainty of the qualification.
Against South Korea, the girls of Davide Mazzanti played a great first set, guided by the pair Pietrini-Egonu. The more complicated the second fraction, in which the blue had to chase it for a long time the enemy and then in the final made all the difference in the wall. In the third leg of the national tricolour is run forward, before hitting a number of passes vacuum that allowed the asian to leap in head. In the final the girls Mazzanti have tried, without success, the comeback. Italy has not committed the same error in the fourth set: once ahead of the vice-champions of winning the title have made the gap and secured the victory.
At the end of the race Paola Egonu has accused a swoon, and was carried in a stretcher off the field.
The best marker of the meeting was precisely the opposite of blue, author of 27 points (3 aces and 2 walls). Even the good performance of Lucia Bosetti, very valuable in some stages of the game. Wall, 5 signed by Denmark, Italy, has swept the duel (12 to 2), while the Korean have committed less errors (19 vs. 31).
Tomorrow Malinov and companions will close the three days of the umbrian facing Russia, always beginning at 20.
The CHRONICLE – As the initial training Mazzanti has deployed Malinov dribble, opposite Egonu, spikers Pietrini and Lucia Bosetti, central Fahr and Danish, libero De Gennaro.
In the first set, a storming Elena Pietrini has launched the escape blue, while the Korean had to give up almost immediately Jung Dae (7-3). The shift in service Egonu allowed Italy to further extend (13-6), putting in big trouble the opponents. The axis Malinov-Fahr has produced great things, as well as the entrance of Sorokaite that with an ace closed out the set (25-17).
The more complicated the second fraction, a great turn in the batting of Kim Yeon-Koung has pushed back the blue who have committed a number of errors (13-16). Italy has struggled to catch the rhythm and the opponents have taken advantage, being in command (16-19). The reaction of the tricolor came by the hand of Egonu and Lucia Bosetti, the latter author of a great one-two: an attack piece and the wall (21-19). In the end to make the difference was the wall blue (3 Danes), against which the Korean went on to beat repeatedly (25-21).
Launched the departure of the vice-world champion in the third set, but South Korea promptly rebuilt under (6-3). The jokes of Anna Danes have allowed Italy to earn a good margin (14-10), then the receiving azzurra is lowered and the asian, after a long chase, they put the head forward (20-22). Fought in the final stages: Lucia Bosetti led the companions on the (23-23), but the Korean took advantage of the first ball set (23-25).
To return to the field, the blue were back master of the game, highlighted Paola Egonu with a beautiful set of attacks (10-5). Unlike the previous set, the blue does not have to be granted to the Korean’s chances of recovery and the later stages have been transformed into a monologue tricolore (the score of 25-13).
Italy-South Korea 3-1 (25-17, 25-21, 23-25, 25-13)
Italy: Malinov 5, Fahr 11, Pietrini 13, Egonu 27, Danish 11, L. Bosetti, 11. Free: De Gennaro. Sorokaite 1, Parish. N. e: C. Bosetti, Alberti (L) Orro, Chirichella and Sylla. All. Mazzanti
South korea: Kang, S. 5, Jung-Dae Lee, D., Kim Yeon 16, Lee J. 6, Kim H 11. Free: Oh. Park 3, Pyo, 3, An, Kim Y (L), Jeong. N. and: Han, Choi. All. Lavarini
Referees: Kovar (Czech Republic) and Rodriguez (Spa)
Notes: Spectators: 2900. Duration Of The Set: 29’, 29’, 31’, 27’. Italy: 11, 12 bs, 12 m, 31 et. South korea: 8 a, 5 bs, 2 m, 19 et.The
(Source: press release)