Saugella Team Monza’s winning streak prolonged to three games despite playing European champions Igor Gorgonzola Novara on the road in Round 8 of the 2019/20 Lega Pallavolo Serie A Femminile regular season: 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21)! For the first time this season, Novara head coach Massimo Barbolini had all players from the roster at the disposal. After Serbian opposite hitter Jovana Brakočević Canzian recovered earlier, the American outside hitter Megan Courtney has finally returned from an injury and took her place in the line-up. However, it didn’t help Novara, who are at the No.4 with 6-3 and 17 points after today’s shocking loss. German Hanna Orthmann and Dutchwpman Floortje Meijners scored 16 points apiece for Monza, while Beatrice Parrocchiale made 73% reception (22 digs, 50% perfect). Brakočević Canzian tallied 14 points for Novara.
In the match between the two 2020 CEV Champions League pool stage participants, Imoco Volley Conegliano prevailed over Savino Del Bene Scandicci, who obviously failed to recover from an exhausting five-setter against Turkish VakıfBank, which was played four days ago. Scandicci resisted only in the first set, “disappearing“ from the game in the second and third a 3-0 (25-23, 25-10, 25-15). Paola Egonu led Imoco, who are at the top of the charts (9-0), with 19 points (70% attack, 16/23).
2019/20 Lega Pallavolo Serie A Femminile regular season – Round 8
Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri – Èpiù Pomì Casalmaggiore 0-3 (21-25, 20-25, 15-25)
Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio – Bosca San Bernardo Cuneo 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-18)
Banca Valsabbina Millenium Brescia – Lardini Filottrano 1-3 (25-23, 21-25, 16-25, 22-25)
Golden Tulip VolAlto 2.0 Caserta – Bartoccini Fortinfissi Perugia 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-20)
Imoco Volley Conegliano – Savino Del Bene Scandicci 3-0 (25-23, 25-10, 25-15)
Il Bisonte Firenze – Zanetti Bergamo 3-1 (25-18, 28-26, 22-25, 25-16)
Igor Gorgonzola Novara – Saugella Team Monza 1-3 (1-2 22-25, 25-22, 16-25, 21-25)
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