MANILA, Philippines—Italy made fast work of Slovenia after three units, 25-13, 25-22, 25-17, within the Volleyball Nations League at Mall of Asia Area in Pasay on Friday.
Led by Yuri Romano, who completed with 16 factors, the Italians solely wanted an hour and 26 minutes to deal the Slovenians their fourth loss in 11 outings.
The alternative spiker defined that their familiarity with the Slovenians was key for the Italians to enhance to an 8-3 document within the VNL.
“They’re an excellent workforce. We performed loads of instances towards them so we all know them very properly. It was nonetheless troublesome since they’re, once more, an awesome workforce however we did our personal issues very properly,” mentioned Romano.
Within the third set, the Slovenians appeared to make a comeback rally after the tying the sport at 13. Nevertheless, the Italians would go on a game-ending 11-3 blitz capped off by a profitable kill by Daniele Lavia.
Klemen Čebulj scored on a crosscourt kill for Slovenia however that proved to be their final gasp as Roberto Russo shut the door on them with a spike of his personal.
Lavia and Alessandro Michieletto contributed to Romano’s outburst in offense with 13 factors every of their very own.
The Slovenians, in the meantime, relied on Čebulj with 13 markers however to no avail. Tine Urnaut additionally contributed 10 in a dropping effort.
Yuri Romano of Italy after sweeping Slovenia.Romano completed with a game-high 16 factors. #VNL2023 #BePartOfTheGame | through Melo Fuertes, Inquirer Sports activities
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