Italy - Serie A1 2018/19

  • Britt Herbots won that set!


    I think Firenze is playing better still as a team though


    Bustos strenth isnt their individual skills but their incredible collective defense in my opinion, they are a mighty tough team to penetrate for any opposition.

  • Dijkema level dropped a lot, way to predictable. They finally took Alberti out, she was playing verry bad. Now we're going to a tiebreak.

  • the Opp of Busto is pretty decent, even outplayed Lippmann after set 2 on. Dijkema indeed especially was so predictable and insisted too much sometimes on certain players.


    Busto played amazing after set 2! Herbots :heart:

  • The entire Firenze team dropped: no serve, so no block and defence. Also the reception went down amd the attackers lost efficiency.


    Great work for Piani, she changed the game. Busto's defence grew a lot and that gave more confidence to them. Well done!!

  • Great defense by Busto, they took everything off the ground!:white:

  • I think, Busto Arsizio showed its quality today despite the already used slow start, even without main attacker Grobelna - young opposite Piani made her substitute well. They lost a point today, but are still one of only three teams still undefeated, together with Conegliano and Novara. The most interesting duel can be with Scandicci, I think.

  • Don't forget that Firenza is missing their main player in team next to Lippmann. Santana is great OH, It looks like She had little injury...

  • Sorry for a little bit off the discussion right now, but is there any reliable source on Easy's injury? How bad is it really?

  • 6th Round


    NOVARA - FILOTTRANO 3-1

    Egonu 26, Bartsch 13, Veljkovic 10 / Vasilantonaki 18, Whitney 16, Di Iulio 8

    http://www.legavolleyfemminile…ge_id=47322&idgara=720843


    SCANDICCI - CASALMAGGIORE 3-0

    Haak 20, Mitchem 9, Adenizia 6 / Rahimova 17, Carcaces 13, Kakolewska 6

    http://www.legavolleyfemminile…ge_id=47322&idgara=720844


    CHIERI - CONEGLIANO 0-3

    Perinelli 13, Dapic 12, Angelina 11 / Nagaoka 16, Tirozzi 10, Samadan 9

    http://www.legavolleyfemminile…ge_id=47322&idgara=720845


    BUSTO - FIRENZE 3-2

    Piani 21, Gennari 17, Herbots 16 / Lippmann 21, Popovic 16, Sorokaite 15

    http://www.legavolleyfemminile…ge_id=47322&idgara=720846


    BRESCIA - BERGAMO 1-3

    Rivero 19, Nicoletti 19, Washington 12 / Tapp 16, Olivotto 13, Mingardi 13

    http://www.legavolleyfemminile…ge_id=47322&idgara=720847


    CUNEO - MONZA 1-3

    Van Hecke 20, Markovic 11, Salas 8 / Ortolani 22, Orthmann 13, Adams 12

    http://www.legavolleyfemminile…ge_id=47322&idgara=720848


    Rest: CLUB ITALIA



    Standings

    NOVARA 14

    BUSTO ARSIZIO 14

    CONEGLIANO 12

    SCANDICCI 12

    CASALMAGGIORE 12

    MONZA 10

    BRESCIA 10

    FIRENZE 9

    CUNEO 5

    FILOTTRANO 3

    BERGAMO 3

    CLUB ITALIA 1

    CHIERI 0

  • Megan and her former teammate in Penn State University Christa Harmatto also suffered the same fate of being injury prone. The latter could've reached the status of Milena Rasic if she was able to keep herself healthy. I remember watching them together with Alisha Glass and Nicole Fawcett dominating the NCAA for 3 years in a row. In fact that batch is considered as the best team in the history of NCAA.


    Megan should listen to her body that it's time to quit. It's just sad that she wasn't able to reach her maximum potential.

  • Is it the 3rd time she has the same injury?😱:white:

  • Is it the 3rd time she has the same injury?😱:white:

    No. Last year she had it on the left foot and this year on the right one, which I find rather unusual, I would have found it more "logical" if the previously damaged one had torn again. Today will be the final exams but according to the latest articles Imoco's staff is already pretty certain about the diagnosis ;(

  • The video of her injury is so disturbing because she didn't really do anything special - her tendon seemingly just gave in. It's quite unusual without some pre-existing condition, but with her medical history, it's hard to imagine that both she and Imoco's staff weren't being extra careful. It's really strange.

  • Imoco should really be careful... sometimes clubs with such huge $s of investments in volleyball/sports have the tendency to put their money above players health! Even if it is indirectly...


    I don't like to think Imoco is like that (or any team really) but the amount of constant injuries in Conegliano is hard to look through at this point. I mean half their team is always injured... I hope it's just them being unfortunate. :(


    I hope Megan is alright, but sadly this seems bad news : (