Pietrini and Enweonwu steer Italy to a perfect start over Serbia


Promising Enweonwu and fellow Italian Pietrini gave Serbia more than one headache with their spikes

Rosario, Argentina, August 19, 2017 - Playing their first match at FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship, Italy were ruthless to prevail over Serbia 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-18) led by Elena Pietrini and Terry Enweonwu.

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Pietrini was the most prolific scorer of the game with 18 points, while Enweonwu capped 16 for the winning side. Adding attacks and counterattacks, Italy scored three times more than Serbia (45-15), which had in Sara Caric the top scorer with 10 tallies.

After the first TTO of the game, Italy had a 5-0 run to take off 13-6 and then carved the way to a final 25-15. An amazing defensive effort by Serbia’s Perovic proved they were going for the comeback, but Italy didn’t ease up on the gas - Enweonwu and Pietrini kept smashing and turned a 16-12 into a 25-18. The plot repeated at the final episode, even with more excellence of the Italian spikers, to seal the deal with another 25-18.


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