Paola Egonu towered over the USA blockers as she scored 24 of her 32 points from the attack line in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals
Nanjing, China, August 3, 2017 – Paola Egonu scored 32 points to lead Italy to a 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-21) win over USA to secure a semifinal spot in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Thursday.
Egonu showed fine form on offence and defence as she scored 24 attacks, six blocks and two aces. Caterina Bosetti, Raphaela Folie and Cristina Chirichella were Egonu’s support crew in the four-set win, scoring 10, nine and eight points, respectively. Andrea Drews top scored for USA with 16, and Lauren Gibbemeyer added 13 points.