Russia Beats Italy 3-1 to Open 2018 Gloria Cup in Turkey

  0 Braden Keith | August 23rd, 2018 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News


  • August 23rd-25th, 2018
  • Gloria Sports Arena, Belek, Antalya, Turkey
  • Tournament Central
  • #GloriaCup

Day 1 Results

  • Russia def Italy 3-1 (18-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17)

In the first match of the day, Russia beat Italy 3-1. Afte rthe Italians opened with a first set win, Russia came back and dominated the next 3 to take the match. The team was led by Nataliya Goncharova, who had 16 points on 13/25 (52%) hitting in the match.

Italy struggled offensively. While full team hitting percentages weren’t available, Serena Ortolani hit just 34%, Myriam Silla hit just 36%, and Lucia Bosetti hit just 39% as three of the team’s five scorers in double figures.

Italy had 15 blocks in the match, including 8 from Anna Danesi.

Match Stats

Russia: Korolev 10, N. Goncharova 16 (attack 13/25), Startseva 6, Fetisova 1, Voronkova, Parubets (captain) 14 (attack 9/31), Talysheva (l), Galkina (l), E.Efimova 9 , Krotkova 7, Romanova 2, Small 1, Kotikova 2. Did not play: Lyubushkina, Lazarenko.

Team: 6 aces, 11 blocks, 18 errors

Italy: Ortolani 13 (attack 11/32), Malinov, Kirikella 12 (aces 3), Danesi 14 (block 8), L. Bosetti 11 (attack 9/23), Silla 11 (attack 9/25), De Gennaro l), Cambi 1, Nwakalor 3, Lubyan. Did not play: Parrokkyale (l), Egonu, Far, Guerra.

Italy: 5 aces, 15 blocks, 30 errors

  • Turkey def. Azerbaijan 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-18)

Match details not available.

TURKEY : Cansu, Meliha, Zehra, Mary, Şeyma, Edam, Icon (L) (Ebrar, ages, Aylin) 
AZERBAIJAN : Hasanova, Alishanov to, Samadova, Imanov, Kula’s, Bayramova , Karimova (L) (Gurbanova, Abdulazimov a, Yagubov a, Rahimova, Aliyeva) 

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