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Italy vs Bolivia




June 26, 2011 03:36pm Europe/Rome


Italy 5.6.36
Bolivia 1.4.10

South American taste in Italian Victory.

6-a side O'Rules, ITALY-BOLIVIA in Fontanafredda (Polcenigo)

The days after taste so good both for Italy and Bolivia, the two Women's national sides who crossed paths in Fontanafredda throughout the weekend for the first Italian victory ever.

A hard fought match at the beginning, with the Bolivians having the best on ground balls, battling well in the arm wrestle and the Italian dominating with kicks, handballing and general play.

Defeated but definitely happy of giving it so hard the Bolivians play in the Italian cup as “Latinas”, in order to involve girls from other nationalities. The skipper is Sonia Fernandez Flores who dropped Italian eligibility to start her own national team, and the coach is the Swiss defender Angelo Raimondi.

The Italians played at Polcenigo Cats home, with the local club represented by the tough defenders Chiara Chisulin, Elisa Gallo and striker Demy Tomasi.

No luck for the anchor woman and founder Daniela Scalia who had to give up after two minutes of play with a longtime sore knee, but cashed the satisfaction of playing alongside sisters Valeria and Claudia, at her international debut.

The 6 a side format seems to work very well with 4 active clubs and 2 joining soon the “O'RULES” tournament. Polcenigo enjoys the tightness of the club and the dedication of coaches couple Modolo & Scaviolo, Juliets Verona keeps monstering the championship. Milano Latinas are thriving on the double duty of club and proud nation, while the newcomers The Doms Milano, coached by the famous Rugby and AFL commentator Gianluca Veneziano, could field two impressive players like Alice Torra, a Jude Bolton type youngster, and skilled forward Federica Cazzaniga.

Referee Armando Colombo had no discipline issue to work out: extreme discipline and fair play matched crunching tackles and Brent Guerresques bumps all around the pitch. A remarkable contrast that really impressed.

Lugano Bankers ladies are training to join in as soon as possible: "It is a matter of weeks before we phone Doms Milano for the first match” said coach and Switzerland Midfielder Mattia Sacchi. Of course Lugano will soon mean a swiss team as well, so, the 1st 3Nations (Italy, Bolivia, Switzerland) is soon to be seen. Waiting for some comforting news from the newborn Paris Conquerels.

Italy: Valeria Scalia, Giorgia Ferrari, Anna Donatelli, Raffaela Plunger (Juliets Verona), Demy Tomasi (Polcenigo Cats), Federica Cazzaniga (Doms Milano)
Bolivia: Sonia Fernandez Flores, Lilian Quispe Garcia, Jhanderin Vargas Molinas, Juanita Arteaga (all from Latinas Milano).

Note: Scorers must include behinds and not just goal scorers.