WCH Semis: China x Italy Preview
China is aiming to reach the World Championship final for the sixth time in its history
Pool F: #7 Italy Stays Perfect, #1 China Sends #5 Russia Packing
It’s on to the 3rd round of the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship for 7th-ranked Italy (9-0, 27 points), top-ranked China (8-1, 24 points) and the 2nd-ranked United States (7-2, 19 points). The Italians bested the Americans, who squeaked in after the Chinese knocked off the Russians Thursday night.
Pool F: #7 Italy, #1 China Qualify for 3rd Round of FIVB Worlds
7th-ranked Italy and top-ranked China qualified for 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship 3rd round action with victories on Wednesday night inside Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium. The Italians remain undefeated at 8-0 with 24 points, while the Russians stand at 7-1 with 21 points.
Pool B: #7 Italy Topples #1 China, Finishes Pool Play at 5-0
7th-ranked Italy rallied all the way back for a 3-1 upset victory after dropping the opening set to top-ranked China. The Italians complete pool play with a perfect 5-0 mark, while the Chinese drop to 4-1 heading to the second round of FIVB World Championship action.
Married Since 2012, Mazzanti And Ortolani Are Fighting For WCH Glory
To those who don’t know them, it’s hard to imagine that Italian outside hitter Serena Ortolani and the team’s coach Davide Mazzanti are actually a married couple
Pool B: #19 Canada Outlasts #25 Cuba for 1st FIVB Win
19th-ranked Canada earned its first victory of the 2018 FIVB World Championship Wednesday, besting 25th-ranked Cuba in 4 sets to keep its second round hopes alive. 7th-ranked Italy swept 12th-ranked Turkey, while top-ranked China gave its young players valuable experience in a 4-set win against 17th-ranked Bulgaria.
Pool B: China, Italy and Turkey Sweep Past Competition
Top-ranked China continued its dominance in Pool B, 7th-ranked Italy continued its reign over 25th-ranked Cuba and 12th-ranked Turkey swept past a ‘sorry’ 17th-ranked Bulgarian squad inside Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo Tuesday.
Italy Announces Youth-Filled Women’s WCH Roster
The Italian Volleyball Federation has announced in its official website its female roster for the 2018 Women’s FIVB World Championship
Turkey Wins Gloria Cup In Dominating Fashion
Although it suffered a scare at the first set of the game, Turkey had no trouble defeating Italy 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-21) to win the Gloria Cup crown this Sunday
Russia, Netherlands Earn Sweeps to Advance to Rabobank Finale
The Russian block, led by 6 from Irina Fesitova (above), stifled Italy’s reserves in the semi-finals of the Rabobank Super Series.