The Aversano coach, Pasquale D’Aniello, with the women’s Under 16 national team, in Chiavenna, closed the Wevza tournament in the best possible way, beating Belgium 3-0 in the final (25-22, 25-13, 25-14 ) thus also detaching the pass for the final phase of the U16 European Championship, scheduled in Hungary and Slovakia from 10 to 18 July 2021.
Coach D’Aniello has been working for years with the Italian Federation and above all with the terrible blue girls and has crowned another of his dreams, that of bringing the Italian team to the roof of Europe. The blue also asserted their superiority in the final and in all the sets they were able to impose their game.
Italy started the match well, moving forward (7-3). The Belgians, however, always remained in contact and found parity (15-15). The subsequent phases saw a substantial balance (19-19), broken by the blue who closed the set (25-22). The victory of the first set further charged D’Aniello’s girls, on returning to the field the azzurrine immediately took the lead and the Belgian team felt the blow (17-12). Italy was good at stemming the opponent’s attacks and closed the set with a point from Manfredini (25-13). In the third set the music did not change, the Italian team was able to accumulate a good advantage right from the start (13-7). The blue monologue continued until the end and the Italians won first place and the pass for the European Championships in the category. In the final, the blue Claudia Talerico went out due to injury.
D’Aneillo said: “We are delighted with the result and to have won the pass for the European Championships on the first useful attempt. I’m also happy for the girls I finally saw in the gym over the past few weeks. Tonight against Belgium we were almost perfect in all the fundamentals – continues the blue coach – I’m happy for these girls who are in their first international experience. The credit for this success also goes to the companies that work very well and to the recruiters in the area. Finally, I believe that we won the tournament when we became aware of our joke, from that moment on the difference was seen. I want to dedicate this victory – concludes D’Aniello – to the coach Bruno Learned, who passed away in November following the Covid infection “.
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