Women’s volleyball. Chieri ’76 in Novara looking for his third final four in the Italian Cup

Women’s volleyball. Chieri ’76 in Novara looking for his third final four in the Italian Cup
Women’s volleyball. Chieri ’76 in Novara looking for his third final four in the Italian Cup
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There Reale Mutua Fenera Chieri ’76 had played againstIgor Gorgonzola Novara on March 13, 2021 in Rimini, in the semifinal of his first final four of the Frecciarossa Italian Cup. He should have faced her on January 5, 2022 in Rome, again in the semifinal, but the participation of the biancoblù skipped due to Covid. This year Chieri and Novara find themselves in the quarter finals: the match, a one-off match, scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 25 January (starting whistle at 20.30), to the PalaIgoris giving away qualification for the final four of the Frecciarossa Italian Cup scheduled for Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January at the Unipol Arena in Casalecchio di Reno. This is the second meeting of the season between the girls coached by Stefano Lavarini and those of Giulio Cesare Bregoli, two and a half months away from the championship match which last November 12 saw Chieri conquer the PalaIgor with an exhilarating 0-3. Compared to that match, the Gaudenzians added setter Carlotta Cambi to their roster, registered to replace the injured Jordyn Poulter.

«I am very happy to play this game – points out Olivia RozanskiWe know how good Novara is and what it can do: they are very strong and competitive. It’s a great opportunity for us to show that we too are a great team and can do a lot in the league. We train every day to compete against the best, so we are ready to fight for our place in the final four. It won’t be easy, but I believe in our team and that we can do a lot». Challenge in the team, the one that will oppose the Polish spiker to her national coach, but Olivia Rozanski is focused exclusively on Chieri: «Right now Stefano is the coach of Novara, and I have the same feelings I would have had against any other coach. Sure, I root for him and wish him the best, but when it comes to playing against each other I don’t really focus on that».

«We are very happy to be playing in these quarter-finals, we are doing it at Novara’s home, certainly a special match – the words of the sporting director Max Gallo – AND‘ a derby and we play against a healthy team that has also managed to recover all the players and right now with the inclusion of Cambi they have a complete squad. We will go to Novara to play our game, trying to win the final four for the third consecutive year, knowing full well that we will be facing a very strong team built to win this event too».

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