MANILA, Philippines — Alessandro Michieletto powered Italy previous gritty Canada in 5 units, 25-14, 23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-9, within the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) males’s match Week 3 on Thursday at Mall of Asia Enviornment in Pasay Metropolis.
The Italians blew a 2-1 match benefit and a 23-21 lead within the fourth because the Canadians scored 4 straight factors to pressure a decider.
Michieletto got here to the rescue within the fifth set for a 4-0 begin and the Italians by no means regarded again for his or her second win within the essential Manila leg.
Italy, which surprised Brazil with a 23-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 end result on Tuesday, tied the latter with a 7-3 report however the Brazilian nonetheless holds the third seed with 22 factors — two factors forward of the previous.
The Italians will proceed to spice up their bid to achieve the eight-team finals in Poland from July 19 to 24 as they tackle Slovenia on Friday;
Michieletto completed with 18 factors constructed on 14 assaults, three blocks, and an ace. Gianluca Galassi and Yuri Romano additionally rose to the event for the Italians with 17 factors every, as Roberto Russo and Daniele Lavia added 15 and 10 factors, respectively.
Ryan Joseph Sclater led Canada’s gallant stand with 22 factors however they absorbed their second straight loss in Week 3, sliding to a 2-8 card within the thirteenth spot.
Canada battles world No.1 Poland on Saturday.
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