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VNL W: Italy Dominates Bulgaria

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The Italian women’s national team secured their second victory in the 2024 Volleyball Nations League with a commanding 3-0 win over Bulgaria (25-11, 25-22, 25-19). Ekaterina Antropova led the scoring with 18 points, followed by Sara Bonifacio with 13 points.

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Italy, coached by Julio Velasco, demonstrated their dominance from the start, winning the first set 25-11. Despite some resistance from Bulgaria in the second set, Italy prevailed 25-22, and closed the match with a 25-19 victory in the third set. Italy showcased a strong performance in both blocking (9-5) and serving (6 aces to 4). Tomorrow, Italy will face the European champions, Turkey, in what is expected to be their toughest match of the pool in Antalya.

Match Stats:

Italy: Cambi 6, Bosetti 5, Bonifacio 13, Antropova 18, Nervini 7, Akrari 7, Spirito (L). Omoruyi 4.

Bulgaria: Yordanova 10, Saykova B. 3, Stoyanova 1, Paskova 6, Krivoshiyska 4, Barakova 2, Pashkuleva (L). Dudova 14.

Other matches of the day:

  • Japan vs. Germany 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-22)
  • France vs. Poland 0-3 (20-25, 16-25, 17-25)
  • Italy vs Bulgaria 3-0 (25-11, 25-22, 25-19) 
Standings provided by Sofascore

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