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WL 2016, LIVE from Krakow: They’re alive! Hungry for win Italy beat USA

by WoV
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Italy National Team recovered well after suffering heavy defeat in Round 1 of the 2016 FIVB World League Final Six against Brazil to down mighty USA 3-1 (25-22, 27-25, 26-28, 25-21)

Italy knew they have to triumph in order to have a chance to qualify to the semifinal of Kraków tournament and they did it. At the same time, Italy made USA’s job very difficult now since North Americans need to beat Brazil in the last round of Pool J, as convincingly as possible, to go to the semis.

Top scorers: USAMatt Anderson 21 pts, ItalyOsmany Juantorena 23 pts.

Read play by play coverage below…

USA vs. ITA

USA vs. ITA

25:21 – Juantorena for the win of Italy!

24-21 – First match point saved

24:20 – Buti with a block!

23:20 – Russell made a huge mistake! Not god moment for it

20:19 – Great serve by Birarelli, Russell couldn’t use the ball that Christenson sent him

19:19 – Service mistake by U.S. team

18:19 – Huge misunderstanding among the Italians

18:17 – What a block by Birarelli. Speraw asks for time-out

17:17 – Ivan Zaytsev finds the way through the triple block

16:16 – David Smith hits the net

15:16 – Anderson keeps the lead of USA

13:14 – Buti ends the streak of USA

12:10 – Juantorena now scores to push Italy ahead

8:9 – Mistake by Juantorena

8:8 – Juantorena tries to score from a difficult position, but he fails

8:6 – Italians have the lead at the First TTO

2:4 – Jaeschke scores for Speraw’s side

1:2 – Juantorena decreases the lead

0:2 – USA get the lead in the fourth set

4TH SET

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26:28 – Matt Anderson keeps USA in race after scoring an amazing set

26:27 – Russell finishes amazing rally

26:26 – Juantorena keeps Italy in race with outstanding point

25:26 – But, Jaeschke finds the way now

25:25 – Jaeschke makes mistake from the service line

24:25 – Great finish by Matt Anderson. New set point for USA

24:24 – Lanza ties now

*What a rally. USA thought they won the set but the point will be repeated because Italians asked for video challenge. There was no net touch

23:24 – USA have the first set point

23:23 – Russell punishes Italy…But, challenge says that he made a fault

22:23 – What a mistake by Buti! He stayed without block, but he sends ball wide!

21:22 – USA keep one point lead 

18:18 – What a block! Juantorena grounds Anderson, one on one!

17:18 – Lanza scores an ace!

14:16 – U.S. team has lead at the 2ND TTO

13:15 – Zaytsev outsmarts double USA block to reduce gap

10:14 – Christenson kills second ball with left hand which is his less used hand!

10:12 – Buti smashes the ball on the net after poor USA reception

7:11 – Beautiful pipe by Jaeschke

6:10 – Service error by Jaeschke, Italy finally win a point

5:10 – 5-0 run by USA, Jaeschke scores ace!

5:9 – Anderson pushes the ball through Italy’s block

5:8 – USA get +3 as Zaytsev sends two consecutive attacks outside! On the way to the bench (technical time-out) Zaytsev has trashtalk with one USA player

4:5 – What a feint on the net by Christenson!

3:4 – Buti spikes 1st tempo out of bounds

2:2 – Russell takes advantage of Christenson’s precise set

1:0 – Giannelli blocks newcomer in USA’s line-up Smith – one-on-one

3RD SET

10 minute pause

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27:25 – THAT’S IT! Italy have huge lead

25:25 – Holt! Boom

25:24 – Captain Birarelli creates second set point for his team

24:24 – Serve mistake by Ivan Zaytsev

24:23 – Zaytsev creates first set point for Italy

23:23 – What a defense of USA, especially of Sander! But, Italy tie

22:23 – Mistake by Lanza

22:22 – All tied again

21:22 – U.S. team made 6-2 scorin run to take over the lead

19:16 – ITalians have three-point lead for the first time in this set

16:15 – Russell now makes serve error. TTO

15:15 – Zaytsev tries to score but misses the volleyball court

15:14 – Great serve by Russell now

14:12 – Birarelli with a huge block

13:12 – Ivan Zaytsev keeps Italy’s one point lead

11:10 – Juantorena hits the net

11:9 – Russell sends ball wide

10:9 – Great set by Juantorena, Lanza scores to take the lead again

8:8 – Juantorena with a stunning spike

7:8 – Sander finds the way although his teammates barely receive the ball

6:7 – Pipe? That sounds good for Russell

6:6 – Not that good serve by Russell

5:6 – Holt pushes USA to the lead

4:3 – Zaytsev storms through the defense of USA

3:2 – Italy need him! Juantorena with an ace serve

2:2 – Juantorena creates the point for his team

1:1 – Russell with a serve mistake

0:1 – Anderson shows who is the boss

2ND SET

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25:22 – The end of the first set. Anderson hits the net

24:22 – What a decision by Christenson – volleyball dump

24:21 – Italy have three match points

23:21 – Ivan Zaytsev sends ball wide

23:20 – Lanza is good now

22:20 – Important block of the Americans! Lanza couldn’t do nothing more

22:18 – Not that good moment for serve mistake – Taylor Sander

21:18 – Another good set for Zenit’s player! Anderson smashes the floor

20:17 – Christenson destroys Juantorena with the serve

20:16 – Matt “the unstoppable” Anderson

20:15 – Italy need five more points after Juantorena’s spike

19:14 – There is a gift from Russell. Serve mistake

18:14 – Chrisenson stops Lanza

17:11 – Don’t you ever leave Anderson without block

17:10 – Zaytsev keeps Italy ahead

16:10 – Juantorena with a serve error

16:9 – Collision between Shoji and Sander while Italy have increased the lead at the 2nd TTO

13:8 – Matt Anderson is there finally

13:7 – Huge misunderstanding among U.S. players. Speraw calls for time out

12:7 – Serve error by the Americans

11:7 – Juantorena hits the wall

10:6 – Ivan Zaytsev sends ball out of bounds. Eric Shoji made a great save

8:3 – At the First TTO, Italy have reall a huge advantage

7:2 – Another mistake by Russell. Italy have a huge lead. It is interesting that Zaytsev is now playing as an opposite, while Juantorena and Lanza are the pair of receivers

5:2 – Buti with a good first tempo

4:2 – Sander finds the way

4:1 – Simone Giannelli with the ace

2:1 – Lee smashes the floor

2:0 – Another mistake by USA! 

1:0 – Italy take the lead

1ST SET

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17:29 – Starting line ups: USA: Anderson, Russell, Sander, Lee, Christenson, Holt, Shoji; Italy: Juantorena, Giannelli, Zaytsev, Birarelli, Lanza, Buti, Colac

17:25 – In a previous meetings of these two teams, USA beat Italy 3-0!

Finals 1st Group – 179 / Pool K /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 13. 07. 2016 17:30 Brazil VS Italy 3:0 25:18; 25:20; 25:19 STAT VIDEO
2nd game 14. 07. 2016 17:30 USA VS Italy 1:3 22:25; 25:27; 28:26; 21:25    
3rd game 15. 07. 2016 20:30 Brazil VS USA 0:0      

Finals 1st Group – 179 / Pool J /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
1st game 13. 07. 2016 20:30 Poland VS France 3:2 21:25; 17:25; 25:17; 28:26; 15:12    
2nd game 14. 07. 2016 20:30 Poland VS Serbia 1:3 23:25; 20:25; 25:18; 18:25    
3rd game 15. 07. 2016 17:30 Serbia VS France 0:0      

 

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