The first one was good Akademia City of Messina that in his historic debut in Pool advertising, brings further joy to the “PalaRescifina” audience. Against MontecchioCoach girl Bonafede have achieved their goal of winning all the stakes, but at the same time have the confidence necessary to continue the journey in the second and most complicated phase of the season, with the awareness of those who know that they have already achieved a lot from the championship and the cup , but he doesn't want to be satisfied.
The team is showing clear signs of growth, especially in terms of the collective and the game system; The resulting performances are the result of the team's strong individuality, which coach Bonafede and his team have, however, shaped over the last few months in such a way that they can fully develop in the service of an increasingly cohesive group that is looking for the next step.
Now, however, it is important to continue to focus our attention on the coming races and on harder-to-give up and more powerful opponents.
Meanwhile there were successes against Montecchio, a team that managed to qualify for the Italian Cup at the end of a fantastic first round and with which Akademia had slight problems in the early stages of the game and then ended the third and fourth sets with relative simplicity, the right measures grab the opponent and give answers on the field without the possibility of an answer.
The game's top scorer was Kelsie Payne with 24 points (20 on offense, with an amazing 50% rate and 4 blocks). Followed by Valeria Battista with 13 points (11 in attack, with a percentage of 41% and 2 aces). With 10 points, the two central defenders are Dalila Modestino (6 in attack, with 67% and 4 blocks) and Melissa Martinelli (4 in attack, with 33% and 6 blocks), MVP and top blocker of the game. With 7 points, Aurora Rossetto (5 in attack, with 38%, 1 block and 1 ace). With 1 point in the attack Jessica Joly and Giulia Galletti.
After an intense month of competition and emotion, the common denominator was that they had fought on equal terms with teams aimed at winning the championship without a doubt: “In some situations we showed ourselves clearly – explains the Spiker Jessica Joly – demonstrates that he can also play with them, in other cases a little less; It's clear that this is all part of a growth trajectory that began in August“.
Perhaps the regret over the outcome of the games in Perugia in the championship and in Busto in the cup remains, but also the need not to give up now: “Especially with Busto, we knew that we could give even more. They played an excellent game at home, but we made a few mistakes in some aspects that we need to continue to work on.”
Jessica Joly She has proven many times that she is able to initiate and decide the delicate phases of a meeting: “As I have said many times, this is a journey that began in August and one in which we aim to continually grow and improve day by day. Although it can sometimes be easy to lose clarity, maintaining a high level of concentration is the aspect I particularly want to work on.”.
If you look through the game with Montecchio again, you will see that the victory in the first two sets did not come without suffering; then there was no competition in the third and fourth rounds. A different race than the Akademia so far: “We started a little slow, especially because it was a team we didn't know; Adaptation to a new type of game was not immediate. However, there was a strong reaction and that shows that we always manage to make the best of every situation and try to implement what we do during the week“.
(Source: press release)