Italy, Serbia and The Netherlands start out very strong, while “coachless” Russia needed five sets to down underdogs Ukraine.
A ‘slight sprain’ to her left ankle kept Lucia Bosetti (above, blue jersey) out of the team’s blowout win against the hosts Georgia.
While Italy won 2 of 3 friendlies against Azerbaijan ahead of the 2017 Women’s European Championships, they lost the services of setter Ofelia Malinov to ankle injury.
After leading Italy’s young offense to a silver medal at the FIVB World Grand Prix, setter Ofelia Malinov will miss the European Championships with an injury.
Italian reserve Sara Loda led her teams celebration after advancing to the championship match.
Italy and Brazil sneak away with victories on day two of the FIVB World Grand Prix finals.
This is Italy’s 19th time competing at the FIVB World Grand Prix and has not been on the podium since 2010.
Italy defeated the Dominican Republic to grab a spot in the World Grand Prix Final Six with a balanced offensive attack.
Italy took down Turkey after a wild fourth set to increase their winning streak to five matches.
Modena, in the Italian Women’s Volleyball Serie A1 league, has picked up Serbia’s Mina Tomic for the 2017-18 season. Tomic…