Friendly NT Matches

  • Sorry, but you are wrong. I follow Brazilian NT since way before Thaisa's first appearence and I dont remember any of that. I think she practiced that only "for fun" and perhaps she spiked from the backrow only a few times when she was on position 1.

    I remember Thaisa hitting pipes.. Yes it was only when she was serving, but she definitely hit the pipe

  • I'm aware of that. Maybe there is a miscommunication here. What I'm trying to say is that this was never meant to be something regular. She played as OPP sub yesterday but this was never a role she practiced before on the NT. Spiking from the backrow as a middle blocker is one thing. Playing as OPP and regularly spiking from the back is another thing.

  • I'm aware of that. Maybe there is a miscommunication here. What I'm trying to say is that this was never meant to be something regular. She played as OPP sub yesterday but this was never a role she practiced before on the NT. Spiking from the backrow as a middle blocker is one thing. Playing as OPP and regularly spiking from the back is another thing.

    I get you now :thumbup:Do you think she was playing as OPP yesterday just to get some court time, or Ze is actually thinking about it as an option for the WCH?

  • Thaisa's probably for the block and not for attack especially from the backrow. She's still recovering. She wasn't the fastest MB in the world even at her peak but her block can really help in the opposite where's there's no need for lateral movement.


    I just hope she's ready before the world championship. Brazil needs more length at the center. Without Suelen, Brazil could be in trouble defensively.

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  • I get you now :thumbup:Do you think she was playing as OPP yesterday just to get some court time, or Ze is actually thinking about it as an option for the WCH?

    Im confused about whats on Ze's mind...Ive always defended him but right now I think he is completely lost.

    I just hope Rosamaria or Natalia goes to WCH as backup OPP. No Thaisa in that position please. It would be a mess.



    I think the starting OH duo will be Garay/Gabi but somehow for me the best OH duo is Garay/Drussyla. It looks like Drussyla is still in recover.

  • I guess Ze is only giving Thaisa some court time, because she need it if Ze is planning to use her as starter in WCH. Bia is playing poorly in NT this year, which is a pity, but I guess Thaisa is not ready yet to play against teams that plays quite fast, such as the US. In Pan Am Cup whenever she had played against a team that uses quick sets, she got completely lost in block. Maybe this will become clearer in the following friendly matches.

  • Schedule of Gloria Cup in Antalya (Turkey)


    23.08.2018

    16.30 Russia - Italy

    19.00 Turkey - Azerbaijan

    24.08.2018

    16.30 Italy - Azerbaijan

    19.00 Turkey - Russia


    25.08.2018
    16.30 Azerbaijan - Russia
    19.00 Turkey - Italy


    all the times are according to the local time

  • The teams' rosters in Gloria CUP :


    Italy :

    Ss : Ofelia Malinov, Alessia Orro, Carlotta Cambi

    OPPs : Paola Egonu, Serena Ortolani, Sylvia Nwakalor

    OHs : Lucia Bosetti, Miriam Sylla, Elena Pietrini, Anastasia Guerra, Camilla Mingardi

    MBs : Cristina Chirichella, Anna Danesi, Sarah Fahr, Marina Lubian, Laura Melandri

    Ls : Monica De Gennaro, Beatrice Parrocchiale


    Russia :

    Ss : Evgeniya Startseva, Tatiana Romanova

    OPPs : Nataliya Goncharova, Natalia Malykh, Iuliia Kutiukova, Anna Kotikova

    OHs : Natalia Krutkova, Irina Voronkova, Kseniia Parubets, Olga Biryukova
    MBs : Irina Koroleva, Irina Fetisova, Ekaterina Lyubushkina, Ekaterina Efimova

    Ls : Daria Talysheva, Alla Galkina


    Azerbaijan :

    Ss : Shafagat Alishanova, Krystsina Yagubova

    OPP : Polina Rahimova

    OHs : Odina Aliyeva, Yelyzaveta Samadova, Natalya Mammadova, Jana Kulan

    MBs : Olena Hasanova, Aynur Karimova, Ayshan Abdulazimova

    Ls : Jeyran Imanova, Luliia Karimova, Bayaz Aliyeva

    Turkey :
    Ss : Cansu Özbay, Cansu Aydınoğulları, Çağla Akın

    OPPs : Meryem Boz, Ebrar Karakurt

    OHs : Hande Baladın, Meliha İsmailoğlu, Şeyma Ercan, Saliha Şahin, Tuğba Şenoğlu

    MBs : Eda Erdem Dündar, Beyza Arıcı, Zehra Güneş, Aslı Kalaç

    Ls : Hatice Gizem Örge, Şebnem Simge Aköz, Aylin Sarıoğlu