CT De Giorgi took this first out after VNL precautionary rest Alessandro Micheletto yesterday suffering from gastrointestinal disturbances, thus posting Giannelli in dribbling, Roman on diagonal, Bottolo and Lavia Martelli, Galassi and Russo central with a free Balaso.
The US occupied the field with setter Christenson, opposing Anderson Smith and center Jendrick, forwards Muagututia and Defalco, and Shuji for free.
The first group is balanced with the Azzurri who, after a somewhat choppy start, has resumed his opponents by showing more fluidity in maneuvering as the minutes went on. What resulted was a well-balanced overall break with teams always taking turns driving with minimal advantages and often tied up to the final bars (23-23) when the Americans managed to put together the decisive break that earned 25-23 which decided the end of the group Despite the good proportions in all the basics for the formation of the tricolor.
At the start of the second break De Giorgi gave space to Piccinelli instead of Balaso, confirming the rest of the team. Also in the second set, during which Resin entered Botolo’s place, the two teams faced each other openly with the Azzurri who, however, never managed to continue with a conviction, leading to the loss again in the final stages (21-24); The opponent’s first set of ball was voided, then Giannelli and his teammates struggled 21-25 which earned the Americans 2-0, and he is good at taking advantage of less visibility from the Blues on the wall and in reception compared to the first set.
The third part that still sees Recine (for Bottolo) and Piccinelli (for Balaso) on the field; As the minutes went by, De Giorgi also gave Anzani space, but despite the changes Italy never managed to reverse the stalemate in the match, suffering 25-22 which earned the final 3-0.
Italy and the United States then gave birth to two more sets of sprinting that scored a blue redemption that they both won (25-23; 15-11).
Fernando de Giorgi (Italy manager) “The first three sets were very well-balanced and in the end we didn’t win it but the intensity of the game and the level were there, obviously they were better, they did many more things than us who made the difference. Now in the next game and in the World Cup, we have to To go and look for those three balls that make the difference and do some of the things we brought back better we can improve. I train guys who have fire inside and so I have a lot of confidence. In the next two sets we played them openly and won them. I think these matches are of great use. us in terms of the world championship.”
Yuri Romani (Italy) – « Positive game overall, very bad for the initial 3-0 game which has matured in any case for a few balls, we still lacked a bit to be decisive but we will work on that, we still lack some time and I’m sure we will be ready for the World Cup. We’ve worked a lot, especially in Cavalis, and now we have to improve the game and find the best shape to get to the first date. The group is great, we are together very well, in four months we have never been sent to this country and it shows that we are a good group, we love each other and this creates the conditions for a great World Cup.”
Italy and the United States 0-3 (23-25, 22-25, 22-25)
Italy: Giannelli 2, Romanò 13, Galassi 8, Lavia 5, Bottolo 8, Russo 5, Balaso (L). Biennale, Piccinelli (left), Ricin 3, Spartoli, Anzani, Moscow. Ni: Micheletto, Scanverla, Moscow. Shepherd de Giorgi
US: Christenson 5, Anderson 15, Smith 4, Jendryk 7, Muagututia 7, Defalco 16, Shoji (L). Russell K. , Avril 2, Taneja, Ensing, Kessel. Ni: Russell A, Bustier, Briggs (left), Mitcham. Everything: Spiro
Referees: Braiko, Marigliano
Adjusting length: 29′, 27′, 25′
Italy: a 2 bs 12 mv 7 et 19
United States: a 3 bs 19 mv 7 et 23
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