13. 06. 2019

VNL 2019 W: Italy secure spot at Final Six, Bulgaria record first win after 11 defeats

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Italy achieved their 10th victory in 12 games in the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League (31 points) and booked a ticket for the Final Six a week before the end of the Preliminary Round.


On the last day of Week 4, at home in Perugia (Pool 13), Italy beat Russia, having their character tested.

With Egonu resting after fainting at the end of the match against South Korea, yesterday, and with outside hitter Miryam Sylla registered as backup libero due to discomfort in her left shoulder, Italy recovered from losing the first set against Russia: 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-21).

Indre Sorokaite was unstoppable in Italy with 29 points, including 4 kill blocks and 4 aces, while Anna Danesi set up 5 kill blocks. Tatiana Iurinskaia scored 16 for Russia who are at 3-9 and 10 points.


In a duel of the two teams with worst 2019 VNL campaigns, Bulgaria beat South Korea in four sets to score their first victory in the tournament after 11 losses (1-11; 4 points). At the same time, South Korea lost their eighth successive match in the tournament (1-11; 3 points) and replaced Bulgaria at the bottom of the standings.

Nasya Dimitrova poured 24 points ( 5 kill blocks) for the winning side. Kim Yeon-Koung delivered 28 for South Korea.

2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League, Week 4 – Day 3:

Pool 13 (Perugia, Italy):

South Korea – Bulgaria 1-3 (25-20, 23-25, 19-25, 24-26)

Italy – Russia 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-21)

Pool 14 (Stuttgart, Germany):

Belgium – Dominican Republic 2-3 (25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 14-25, 11-15)

Germany – Netherlands 2-3 (25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 13-25, 14-16)

Pool 15 (Tokyo, Japan):

Brazil – Serbia 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-15)

Japan – Thailand 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-14)

Pool 16 (Jiangmen, China):

Turkey – Poland 3-2 (22-25, 18-25, 25-16, 25-20, 15-12)

China – USA 0-3 (17-25, 22-25, 21-25)




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1 Comments about "VNL 2019 W: Italy secure spot at Final Six, Bulgaria record first win after 11 defeats"

15.06.2019 | 14:06 |   aerler [unregistered]

turkey also secures a spot at Final Six. since poland-japan match not played yet, max number of teams with 10 wins or 10+ after round robin can only be 6. both italy and turkey already have 10 wins.

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