The Italians got their act better together in the first period and played a head-to-head set with Uruguay with the South American team leading with few points throughout the period.
Wing player Paula Fynn scored several times, but Italy equaled to 9:9 before the final whistle and after a time out netted in the last second through Carman Onnis.
In the second period the happy Italians moved on with 3:0 blocking greatly Uruguay´s line-player, however the South Americans led by their joker Luciana Moreira scored 10 straight points and never looked back.
In the shoot-out the more experienced Italians failed often than Uruguay, so Alejandro Trejo`s South American team celebrated its first victory in the tournament before they faced Croatia in another hot duel.
Italy – Uruguay 1:2 (10:9) (8:16) (6:7)