Italy did all it could after a slow VNL start, but came up just short as the Netherlands and Turkey came through with victories on Wednesday to sew up the final two spots in the Final Six.
Tandara Caixeta scored 15 points in just three sets of action, many coming in a decisive fourth set in Brazil’s win over Belgium, which officially punched the team’s ticket to the VNL Final Six. Italy dominated the net in a quick sweep of Thailand, put-blocking its foes 13-0, to stay in the race for the VNL Final Six.
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Italy bested the Dominican Republic in all phases of the game in an important sweep to keep Italy in the VNL Final Six race with its fifth straight win. The Netherlands rallied from two sets down to keep pace in the Final Six race, with help from 19 blocks and 33 Serbian miscues.
Italy overpowered Serbia offensively with help from a 28 points effort by young star Paola Egonu in a five-set win on Tuesday, the Italians third straight VNL victory, while the Netherlands took advantage of 20 Dominican Republic miscues in a home sweep.
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Italy outscored Japan 107 to 105 and bested its foe in kills, blocks and aces, but committed 53 errors in a five-set loss on Tuesday. Meanwhile, China dominated the net with 18 blocks in a sweep of Argentina to open Week 3 of VNL play.
Egonu will take Serena Ortolani’s spot on the roster after Ortolani led Italy in scoring through 2 weeks.
Scandicci’s offseason haul includes adding Adenizia da Silva and Jovana Stevanovic at the middle, in addition to the starting Italian setter (above).
Russia used a strong block to get past Germany in four sets, while Italy’s balanced offensive attack won the team its second straight, topping Korea in a sweep to wrap Volleyball Nations League Pool 6 play.