Elena Pietrini, the MVP of last year’s U18 World Championships, has been called up to the Italian National Team training camp.
Guerra is one of many young Italian promises showcasing their skills in this year’s VNL
Egonu will take Serena Ortolani’s spot on the roster after Ortolani led Italy in scoring through 2 weeks.
Twenty-three Italian miscues were the difference in an otherwise close match statistically as the United States got back on track in Volleyball Nations League action with a sweep of Italy.
Day 2 of Volleyball Nations League action brought redemption for many sides, but also saw World #2 United States edged by a young Turkish squad. To see the agony and ecstasy of each match, we’ve included a short recap of the action and also quotes from the involved parties.
Turkey outdid Italy 47-29 in kills and did not allow the Azzure a lead in the match until the 3-2 point of Set 2 en route to a shocking sweep to kick off Volleyball Nations League action in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Italy will be without all but 2 of their players from last year’s World Grand Prix final 6, including the absence of breakout teenage superstar Paola Egonu (above).
Following the Super Cup, competition is heating up in the Italian Serie A.
This is Italy’s 19th time competing at the FIVB World Grand Prix and has not been on the podium since 2010.
Thailand beat Italy 3-0 to finish their tournament on a high note in Bangkok