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Overview

The Italian machine powered by their superstar Paola Egonu and Elena Pietrini started their campaign with perfect record of two straight-set victories and hope to improve it further in Zadar. Especially that the team under guidance Davide Mazzanti, the bronze medallists of the 2019 edition is without a doubt considered as a favourite of the Pool C. So far, Slovakia played two matches in ŠC Višnjik - Dvorana Krešimir Ćosić, losing both encounters, against Hungary (3-1) and Croatia (3-0). On Sunday, they challenged Croatia in the first set, and learning their lesson they can also make the Italian blood boil a bit.

"We face Italy, we will do what we can, but we know how strong an opponent they are."

Karin Palgutova
oposite of Slovakia
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  • Officials
    First Referee
    Sonja SIMONOVSKA
    MNE
    Second Referee
    Ari JOKELAINEN
    FIN
  • Venue Information
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    Many basketball and volleyball competitions, many martial arts competitions, and even some tennis competitions were played in the Krešimir Ćosić Hall. The Croatian Volleyball Federation in the Krešimir Ćosić Hall organized the finals of the Croatian Cup and the Snježana Ušić Cup in the 2019/2020 season, MEVZA tournaments for younger age categories and all finals of domestic championships for younger age categories. Capacity: 8000
  • How To Attend
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    Splitska 3, Zadar, 23000 Capacity: 8000

    AIRPORT ZADAR – public transportation secured by bus to the main bus station. Distance from airport Zadar to main bus station is 12 km cca. 25 min MAIN BUS STATION in Zadar to Krešimir Ćosić hall Distance from main bus station in Zadar to hall is 7 km cca. 10 min Get directions

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Team

Team Profile
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SLOVAKIA

Address

Junacka, 6 BRATISLAVA

Contacts

phone +421 901 770 729 email svf@svf.sk
Team Leaders
Outside spiker
Outside spiker
Middle blocker
Team Schedule

Previous Games

26/08/2021 vs. 2 - 3 L play circle Go to Match Centre
24/08/2021 vs. 3 - 1 W play circle Go to Match Centre
23/08/2021 vs. 1 - 3 L play circle Go to Match Centre
  • All Time
  • 14
    Competitions Played
  • 0
    Titles
  • Competition
  • 11
    Matches Played
  • 7
    Matches Won
  • 64%
    Win %
  • 25
    Sets Won
  • 897
    Points Won
  • 36%
    Attack %
  • 45%
    Reception %

Team

C
2
KOSEKOVA Barbora
Setter
  • Birth Date: 11/22/1994
  • Birth Place: Bratislava
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 71 kg
1
ABRHAMOVA Michaela
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 8/31/1993
  • Birth Place: Bratislava
  • Height: 189 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
6
PALGUTOVA Karin
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 2/12/1993
  • Birth Place: Bratislava
  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 76 kg
7
SPANKOVA Michaela
Libero
  • Birth Date: 8/1/1999
  • Height: 169 cm
  • Weight: 59 kg
9
PENCOVA Jaroslava
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 6/24/1990
  • Birth Place: Bratislava
  • Height: 191 cm
  • Weight: 80 kg
10
SMIESKOVA Ema
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 1/3/2003
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 70 kg
11
JANCOVA Skarleta
Libero
  • Birth Date: 1/16/1997
  • Height: 173 cm
  • Weight: 60 kg
12
RADOSOVA Nikola
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 5/3/1992
  • Birth Place: Bojnice
  • Height: 186 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
13
KRISKOVA Romana
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 5/2/1993
  • Birth Place: Liptovsky Mikulas
  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 85 kg
14
HRUSECKA Tereza
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 7/2/2002
  • Height: 198 cm
  • Weight: 85 kg
15
FRICOVA Karolina
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 4/29/2000
  • Birth Place: Bratislava
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 68 kg
16
KOHUTOVA Anna
Setter
  • Birth Date: 4/10/2003
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 58 kg
18
SUNDERLIKOVA Karin
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 7/17/1999
  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 78 kg
22
ZERNOVIC Maria
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1/8/1993
  • Birth Place: Povazska Bystrica
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 68 kg

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Assistant Coach 2
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SLOVAKIA

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ITALY

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Match Report

Italy beat brave Slovakians to keep perfect record

Article 23 August 2021

Team Italy are slowly but surely warming up. In their third match at this year’s EuroVolley, Italy beat the brave players of Slovakia 3-1 to claim their third victory in as many matches after previously sweeping aside Belarus and Hungary. The Slovakian team, on the other hand, suffered their third straight loss, so they will have to try to secure their journey to the next round through the matches against Switzerland and Belarus. 

Though they were defeated, the Slovakian girls played very bravely against their opponents, never allowing an obvious Italian domination to crush their spirit, but the Italian team was better in the end.

The first set was very interesting. Until 14-14, their game was pretty even, but then Italy pushed for their advantage (19-15) and the set was pretty much decided. In that set nobody gained any points through a serve or block, the teams were gathering them only through attacks or unintentional mistakes made by the opposition.

 

In the second set, Italy were more aggressive, they did not make that many mistakes (12 in the first set, but only five in the second), they added three more points from the block, while the Slovakian girls had a bit of a hard time to keep up. And when we thought that the Italians would fly through the third set, Slovakia pulled together and decided to give their very best and they won it, thus reminding us that everything is possible in sports. Though the final result was 27-25, the Slovakians had a healthy 24-20 lead, so with a little bit of luck, they could have won it even sooner. They had better reception - 62%, while Italy had only 33%.

 

However, Italy won the fourth set. Their game improved, they made 15 points in attack, three by the block and one ace serve. Looking back at the whole game, Italy made 32 unintentional mistakes, while Slovakia registered 25, so that lack of concentration on the Italian side of the net could actually explain the four sets in the end.

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The match in numbers

125
Points

The combined total number of points scored by both teams throughout the entire match.

109
Duration

The total length of the match, from the first serve through until the last point has ended.

150
Spectators

Total number of people in attendance at the venue – taken at the end of the second set.

296
Match Spikes

The combined total number of successful spikes achieved by both teams throughout the entire match.

51%
Reception Level

An average of the two team service reception percentages from the complete match.

2-9
Net Domination

The number of successful point winning blocks of SLOVAKIA compared to ITALY.

2-2
Ace Count

SLOVAKIA number of service aces compared to ITALY

32-48
Error Difference

Errors leading to points of SLOVAKIA, next to those from ITALY

“These matches are easy only on paper and today’s game with Slovakia showed that we need to stay focussed on each rally and each ball. Despite this, I am happy that we are improving as a team with each match and we now look forward to playing the next ones.”

Cristina Chirichella
Middle blocker of Italy

"Our coach gave a chance to other players, letting our starting six to rest. We were just happy to be on the court, enjoying the moment. We played our best and we were brave. We did a great job in defence and I think it was a good game for us. It will help us for the next games, we will be ready to fight for six points to progress to the next round!"

Romana Kriskova
outside hitter of Slovakia