Thursday, August 21, 2008
Day 12: Update on
The ANNOTICO Report
No medals for
Italy's Women Volleyballers had won the 2007 World Cup title and had only dropped one set in its four victories in Beijing, but was upset by was upset by the US and will have to settle for 5th place.
By John Ruwitch
Wednesday August 20, 2008
Tribune Olympic Bureau
August 19, 2008
Trailing 2-1 - the
With the familiar "U-S-A, U-S-A" chant ringing in their ears, the Americans rallied behind the emotional lift and stabilizing presence provided by setter Lindsey Berg to defeat Italy 20-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18, 15-6 to advance to the medal round against Cuba.
Italy, out of Medals contention is now merely playing for pride, as they move on to play Australia for seventh place in the Olympic tournament, after beating Canada 13-11 on Wednesday.
The teams traded goals for the remaining two quarters, but Italian goalie Stefano Tempesti stood tall against the determined Canadians.
Leonardo Sottani scored a hat trick for the winners, while Valentina Gallo and Maurizio Feluga had a pair of goals apiece.Tempesti finished with 20 saves.
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