The motivation that the victory against Polkowice can bring to Virtus, in view of an important match like the one against Schio, are of those capable of turning an entire season around.
Tomorrow comes to Bologna what in recent years has been the first, and main, antagonist in the league for the Black Vs, in a match that promises spectacle. In fact, the oranges have a winning record in the league that has persisted since last season (2021-22), which has remained unchanged even in the current one, since they are still undefeated.
Segafredo will be able to count on a few factors that could grant them some subtle advantages: the first comes from the Euroleague itself with the Black Vs having an extra day of rest in their legs since Schio was busy with the midweek Euroleague round, albeit victorious. Therefore, only two days remain for coach Dikaioulakos’ girls to recover and prepare in the best possible way for the game against Virtus.
The second point is the opponent of the Euroleague match, where Schio faced Avenida, in the tenth round. The match, as mentioned, was in control of the Venetians, who, however, had to ask for overtime from key players: in fact, Mabrey (ten points for her), Howard (32 points) and Zahui (25 points) spent more than thirty minutes of the parquet.
Finally, one must take into account the enthusiasm, and thus possible relaxation, that Schio could put on the court after winning first place in the group, albeit co-habiting with Sopron. The fate of Group B still hangs in the balance, however, because six teams are enclosed within two points and even the top teams in the class cannot sleep soundly.
Tomorrow’s match is therefore of utmost importance for Segafredo, which would thus have the chance to interrupt Schio’s dominance in the championship and crumble the certainties in the heads of the Venetians for the continuation of the season.