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    First Referee
    Ari JOKELAINEN
    FIN
    Second Referee
    Alexey PASHKEVICH
    RUS
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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
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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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Overview

On Wednesday, Italy defeated in straight sets the host of Pool C - Croatia, showing their strength on the court. The team powered by Paola Egonu who scored 24 points (!) needs one more win to not only complete the preliminary phase unbeaten, but also to top the pool. Switzerland has nothing to lose, being ranked as the last team in the pool with one win claimed after dramatic tie-break against Hungary at the beginning of the tournament. The team guided by Saskia van Hintum will be determined to leave a good impression after their last match and to challenge the bronze medallists of the previous edition of Europe's prime competition. 

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ITALY

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Viale Tiziano, 70 (Mailing) ROMA
Team Leaders
Outside spiker
Middle blocker
Team Schedule

Previous Games

04/09/2021 vs. 3 - 1 W play circle Go to Match Centre
03/09/2021 vs. 3 - 1 W play circle Go to Match Centre
01/09/2021 vs. 3 - 0 W play circle Go to Match Centre
  • All Time
  • 26
    Competitions Played
  • 6
    Titles
  • Competition
  • 9
    Matches Played
  • 9
    Matches Won
  • 100%
    Win %
  • 27
    Sets Won
  • 765
    Points Won
  • 48%
    Attack %
  • 46%
    Reception %

Team

C
17
SYLLA Miriam Fatime
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1/8/1995
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
3
GENNARI Alessia
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 11/3/1991
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 74 kg
4
BONIFACIO Sara
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 7/3/1996
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg
5
MALINOV Ofelia
Setter
  • Birth Date: 2/29/1996
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 67 kg
6
DE GENNARO Monica
Libero
  • Birth Date: 1/8/1987
  • Birth Place: ITALY
  • Height: 172 cm
  • Weight: 62 kg
8
ORRO Alessia
Setter
  • Birth Date: 7/18/1998
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 73 kg
10
CHIRICHELLA Cristina
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 2/10/1994
  • Height: 195 cm
  • Weight: 76 kg
11
DANESI Anna
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 4/20/1996
  • Height: 196 cm
  • Weight: 77 kg
14
PIETRINI Elena
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 3/17/2000
  • Height: 190 cm
  • Weight: 76 kg
15
NWAKALOR Sylvia Chinelo
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 8/12/1999
  • Height: 177 cm
  • Weight: 71 kg
18
EGONU Paola Ogechi
Opposite
  • Birth Date: 12/18/1998
  • Height: 190 cm
  • Weight: 79 kg
20
PARROCCHIALE Beatrice
Libero
  • Birth Date: 12/26/1995
  • Height: 167 cm
  • Weight: 60 kg
24
MAZZARO Alessia
Middle blocker
  • Birth Date: 9/19/1998
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 64 kg
29
D'ODORICO Sofia
Outside spiker
  • Birth Date: 1/6/1997
  • Height: 186 cm
  • Weight: 77 kg

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Match Report

Italy complete clean sweep in Pool C despite valiant Swiss effort

Article 26 August 2021

In theory, if Switzerland had managed to beat Italy, they could have caught the last train to Belgrade, but that unfortunately the underdogs could not fulfil their dream and cause what would have been a tremendous sensation. 

 

Although Italian coach Davide Mazzanti gave a chance to two players (Sara Bonifacio and Ofelia Malinov) who had not played in Zadar yet,  the rest of the team consisted of Alessia Gennari and Anna Danesi who had contested some of the previous games and, of course, Paola Egonu and Elena Pietrini plus libero Monica De Gennaro. The changes to the usual starting six did not affect their game. The Swiss girls gave their absolute best, they left it all on the court, but it just was not enough against the Italian superstars.

 

In the first set Italy had no problems, eventually celebrating a 25-17 win. In the second one, they relaxed considerably, and Switzerland managed to take the lead up to 10-4. At that stage, Italy woke up and responded swiftly, levelled the score at 15-15 and flew away. The set ended 25-18 in their favour.

 

Even though the Azzurre played better in the third than they had done in the second set, sometimes it seemed they played as much as they needed to, not more. They still broke away to lead 8-4, then 10-5. Switzerland stormed back to level the count at 11-11 and 16-16 and even had a set point, but Italy showed no mercy and closed the match in three sets (27-25).

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The match in numbers

103
Points

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

76
Duration

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

250
Spectators

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

201
Match Spikes

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

44%
Reception Level

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

9-6
Net Domination

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

6-2
Ace Count

ITALY number of service aces compared to SWITZERLAND

33-25
Error Difference

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

“This fifth straight victory means a lot to us, since this pool was quite difficult, possibly because we underestimated some of the teams we played here. They do have a very different style of playing than we are used to – so it took us some time to adjust to their shots, blocks and defence. We now look forward to the matches in Belgrade – we shall probably play France in the 8th Finals. We definitely do not underestimate them, but we know that if we play as good as we can, we can beat anyone.”

Anna Danesi
Middle blocker of Italy

“We had nothing to lose and it's so amazing to play against such great players, whom we see on TV, so every point we made is just like a party. We enjoyed being a part of it. Of course, they scored many beautiful points, but we were also able to score a few and to have fun. In the last set, we gave everything and it was very close.”

Sarah van Rooij
Outside hitter of Switzerland