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YEC M: Italy gets place in 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival

by WoV
source: cev.lu

Italy became the last team to qualify for the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in the Netherlands as it claimed seventh place in the final ranking of the European Championship. In a direct fight for tickets to Utrecht, the Italians defeated Austria by 3-1, leaving Nina Sawatzki’s team in eighth place.


Italy – Austria

In three of the four sets Italy completely outplayed the opponent to manage this well-deserved victory. Austria could not cope well with the serve reception and allowed the Italians to tally as many as 11 aces in this match. The Austrians were able to show their game only in the second set when they performed much better on court to open a 7-point gap. Gradually Italy was able to come back and tie at 21-21, but Buchegger spiked successfully for 25-23 to close Austria’s only set in this match.

Andrea Tomasini, head coach of Italy: “We are very happy and satisfied with the whole match. We gave our very best and due to that we won. We qualified for the Youth Olympic Festival and it will be the next big step for our team. The organization was on very high level and we very pleased to be here.

Italy vs. Austria 3:1 (25-12, 23-25, 25-14, 25-13)

To read more news from this competition click on Youth European Championship 2013 M.

Find the full game statiscitcs from this Championship on Statistic.

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