After exciting game Italy beating Turkey 3-2 saves place in Top 6 teams in Grand Prix. Dominican Republic achieved 6th victory, beating Algeria 3-0.

 

 

ITALY – TURKEY 3-2 (25-17 25-18 17-25 15-25 15-12)
Line-ups and scores:
Italy: Camera (2), C. Bosetti (16), Chirichella (7), Diouf (22), Fiorin (7), Folie (5), Gennari (L) and Sorokaite (7), Caracuta
Turkey: Aydemir (2), Tokatioglu (13), Toksoy (14), Darnel (17), Sonsirma (15), Cansu (8), Karadayi (L) and Onal Pasaoglu, Uslupehlivan (2), Karakoyun

Game with many ups and downs. First two sets were dominated by Italy, next two by Turkey. In tiebreak we had equal battle, in turning points Italy took advantage. Turkish playersd scored similarly, but it wasn’t enough for Italy, even with Alessia Gennari ad libero, starter libero Monica De Gennaro twisted her ankle yesterday. Italy with 21 points, advanced to Final Six from 5th place. Turkey with 19 points, ended as 8th team.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Italy5136%964427%433
Turkey5136%1194442%6.8036

 

Team Leaders:

Actions/PlayersPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Valentina Diouf221743%82312
Neslihan Darnel171437%100315


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – ALGERIA 3-0 (25-11 25-9 25-8)
Line-ups and scores:
Dominican Republic: Marte (1), De La Cruz (14), Fersola (6), Martinez (1), Pena (7), Vargas (12), Castillo (L) and Rodriguez, Echenique, Binet (1), Mambru (9)
Algeria: Magnana, Boukhima (9), Mezemate (3), Abderrahim (3), Arbouche (3), Aissou, Hammouche (L) and Saoud, Ousallah, Mansouri (L)

Domican players had really easy win today. Only in first set players from Algeria had more 10 points. Team didn’t get even one set in 9 games, what proves that Afrcian team shouldn’t be in Grand Prix. Best players were Dominican outside hitter Bethania De La Cruz and middle blocker Annrys Vargas. Dominicana with 17 points and 6 wins took 10th place in overall Grand Prix table, Algeria is on last place, with average 11,6 points per set.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Dominican Rep.3355%1352736%613
Algeria1520%121354%124

Team Leaders:

Actions/PlayersPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Bethania De La Cruz14850%2513
Safia Boukhima9830%4014