Ialy won with Thailand 3-0 and is currently in Top 3 overall Grand Prix table. Russia wins third match in home, tihs time against Cuba.

 

 

ITALY – THAILAND 3-0 (25-18 25-14 29-27)
Line-ups and Scores:
Italy: Signorile (3), C. Bosetti (10), Arrighetti (14), Sorokaite (14), Costagrande (10), Guiggi (10), De Gennaro (L)
Thailand: Nootsara (1), Onuma (11), Thatdao (9), Ajcharaporn (7), Wilavan (4), Pleumjit (9), Piyanut (L) and Tapaphaipun (9), Pornpun

Match was rather easy for Italians, except last set. In first two sets Italy got big advantage before second technical time out and maintained it till end of sets. In last set Thailand led 16-14, but couldn’t win a set after dramatic ending.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Italy4144 %1372036 %7.3320
Thailand4338 %523339 %9.3311

Team Leaders:

Actions/PlayersPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Indre Sorokaite141150 %1124
Sittirak Onuma11928 %71110

 

RUSSIA – CUBA 3-1 (25-17 25-14 16-25 25-17)
Line-ups and Scores:
Russia: Pankova, Pasynkova (9), Zaryazhko (2), Obmochaeva (20), Chaplina (8), Shlyakhovaya (5), Malova (L) and Borodakova (5), Isaeva (1), Matienko (3), Kryuchkova (L), Dianskaya
Cuba: Cruz, Palacio (8), Lescay (7), Vargas (18), Alvarez (4), Giel (9), Borrell (L) and Vilches, Rojas (3), Matienzo (2)

During match we had 67 errors, what says us that match wasn’t really entertaining. Main roles played opposites, Russian Natalya Obmochaeva and Cuban girl Melissa Vargas. Coach Rodriguez swirtching her from outside hitter made good decision, gaining more spike strength. Unfortunately girl are inexperienced and made again numerous errors.

Team Stats:

ActionsSpike pointsSpike %BlockServeDigReceptionSets noteUnforced Errors
Russia4049 %851221 %526
Cuba4444 %522416 %3.541

Team Leaders:

Actions/PlayersPointsSpike pointsSpike %Spike errorsBlockServeUnforced Errors
Natalya Obmochaeva201757 %2124
Melissa Vargas181650 %102013