Northern Ireland-San Marino 2 to 3 (25/19 17/25 17/25 25/21 12/15)
It started Friday evening at 7pm in Malta The European Sca tournament (Small Countries Association) for women’s national teams who engage the company of the Titan, thenorthern Ireland and the host team. There are no titles up for grabs. The Irish and San Marino they opened the dispute by giving life to a match that ended only at the tie-break after a fluctuating match.
Chronicle. The girls led by coach Cristiano Lucchi play a rather tight first set while opponents are a bit more precise in defense and reception. We do not see a big difference in the quality of the game so much so that after this first partial lost 19/25, Tura and her teammates play two good sets that dominate even more clearly than the two 25/17 collected, so much so that be ahead 18/8 in the second and 21/11 in the third. In the fourth round of play San Marino shoots itself in the foot by itself starting very badly (1/4). In the end, the gap is four points (21/25) after playing well on par, even if with a few mistakes too many. The tiebreak soon took the road of the Republic. We go to the change of field on 8/5 for the titans thanks to two attacks by Linda Ricciotti that dig a small groove. On 10/8 comes the decisive break again with two attacks by Ricciotti, one by Federica Tura and an error in the opponent’s attack (8/14). Some thrills in the final when you have to wait for an error in the serve by the Irish to finish 15/12.
Scoreboard: Lazzari 1, Menicucci 2, Esposito 2, Bernardi 1, Pasolini (L1), Renzi, Tani 10, Stefanelli, Ricciotti 15, Tura 14. NE: Valentini, Grossi (L2).
Friday 27 May at 7 pm Northern Ireland – San Marino 2 to 3
Saturday 28 May at 7 pm Malta – Northern Ireland
Sunday 29 May at 7pm San Marino – Malta
San Marino PG 1 PV 1 PP 0 SV 3 SP 2 Points 2.
Northern Ireland PG 1 PV 0 PP 1 SV 2 SP 3 Points 1.
Malta PG 0 PV 0 PP 0 SV 0 SP 0 Points 0.