The girls of Vero Volley Monza returned to their Arena, to face VBC Trasporti Pesanti Casalmaggiore in the eighth round of the Serie A1 2021-2022 season.
Marco Gaspari’s team took two important straightaway victories, against Scandicci 3-1 and Roma 3-0, with today’s win they will try to secure for now the 3rd place on the standings. Having lost their last two matches at home, against Novara and Conegliano, Monza was looking to break the bad streak and shorten the gap with the top teams. The rosablù, are also trying to keep their confidence high before their debut in the CEV Champions League next Wednesday 24th of November, in Istanbul against Vakifbank. Monza is still without Mihajlovic, did not count with Alessia Gennari today (out with a knee injury).
Volpini’s girls, who are currently eighth on the standings, suffered three consecutive 3-0 losses against Conegliano, Bergamo and Firenze, but recovered last weekend at home beating Vallefoglia 3-0 today they were looking to take their 2nd straight victory, but the home team was too strong.
1st set: Great start for both teams who played point to point until Lazovic and Candi took Monza to lead 12-8 which forced Volpini to ask for a timeout. Upon returning to court, Gaspari’s girls widen the advantage 16-10, which makes Volpini ask for a second timeout, Van Hecke scored to give Monza a comfortable 17-11 lead. Casalmaggiore fought back and recovered 19-14 but Candi and Van Hecke were on fire both with attack and block. Lazovic gave the home team some air 23-18, Van Hecke got 5 set points and then the Belgian closed the first set 25-20.
2nd set: Casalmaggiore started leading 0-2 but Monza immediately recovered and lead 7-4. Volpini’s team tried to stay on the set but Monza took advantage of its opponent’s poor percentage of attack and ran away 19-12. Candi on the block and serve, and a brilliant Danesi with a 75% of the attack gave Monza the confidence to lead for the rest of the set. Later Van Hecke (also with an amazing 66% attacking proficiency) closed the set again by 25-17.
3rd set: Monza went out to the court confident on earning the victory took a starting 7-1 lead. Davyskiba brilliant on this set helped her team fly away 19-12. Van Hecke kept the high level from the previous sets, Davyskiba earned the match points 24-17 and Danesi sealed it 25-18.
Vero Volley Monza vs VBC Trasporti Pesanti Casalmaggiore 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-18)
FULL SQUAD– VERO VOLLEY MONZA
Setters: Alessia Orro (3) , Jennifer Boldini
Middle-Blockers: Anna Danesi (10), Katerina Zakchaiou, Sonia Candi (10), Gaia Moretto
Spikers: Katarina Lazovic (10), Magdalena Stysiak (1), Alessia Gennari, Lise Van Hecke (16), Anna Davyskiba (13) (MVP OF THE MATCH), Elisa Bole
Libero: Beatrice Parrocchiale, Beatrice Negretti
Coach: Marco Gaspari
FULL SQUAD– VBC TRASPORTI PESANTI CASALMAGGIORE
Setters: Marta Bechis (2), Erica Di Maulo
Middle-Blockers: Marina Zambelli (2), Mkaela White, Ludovica Guidi (1)
Spikers: Ellen Vilas Boas Braga (5), Linda Mangani, Adhuoljok John Majak Malual (7), Yana Shcherban (13), Kinga Szucs (3), Polina Rahimova (3)
Libero: Martina Ferrara, Veronica Luna Carocci
Coach: Martino Volpini
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