A defeat that risks complicating plans. Women’s Italvolleyball loses 3-2 against the USA (21-25, 25-16, 25-27, 25-16, 15-12) the last match of the group of its Olympics Tokyo and in the next few hours he will know the opponent of the quarter-finals (scheduled for August 4th), where however she was already qualified. The national team of Mazzanti closes the first phase with three victories – arrived in the first three games – and then the two defeats against China and the USA. The risk is now the challenge against the world champions of Serbia.
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The second defeat of the blue
And to think that the match had started very well, with the blues good at exploiting Paola’s vein Egonu. Then the attack jams, the change of the ball as well and Mazzanti has no great answers from the bench if not a burst of pride from Miriam Sylla in the third set. The second and fourth ended with the same score (25-16) with Italy never able to worry the US, which instead closed the group in first place. Even at the tie break the Americans go ahead immediately and Egonu closes with a few mistakes too many. Matching draws tonight.