With their 19th victory in the Italian league this season, Imoco have now reached 54 points in the standings. Milano, who only dropped matches to the defending champions, continue at 48, with 17 triumphs.
Swedish star opposite Isabelle Haak rose to the occasion and led Imoco’s offense with 20 points, having tallied 17 kills, two blocks and one ace. The 24-year-old scoring machine was selected as the match’s MVP.
Despite Haak’s extraordinary performance, Imoco’s setter Joanna Wolosz also managed to keep the other hitters involved as outside hitters Kathryn Plummer and Kelsey Cook had 11 and nine points respectively, while middle blocker Marina Lubian registered ten, including four aces.
“It was wonderful to play such a great match in front of these amazing fans and even better to win it,” said Wolosz. “I believe we weren’t entirely focused at the beginning and a team of Milano’s quality would certainly take advantage of it, as they did. But we found our rhythm and kept it until the end to get another important victory. This result puts us in a very good spot to finish first in the regular season, but I’m sure we’ll play Milano again with big things on the line, so this match is good motivation for us to keep working hard.”