2018 FIVB Nations League - Women

Brazil Smokes Argentina, Turkey Overcomes 26 Points by DR’s Martinez

Brazil dominated all facets of the game in a 3-0 thumping of the last place Argentines, their fourth straight NVL victory. Brayelin Martinez dropped a match-high 26 points, including 24 kills, but it was not enough to lift the Dominican Republic past Turkey in a 3-1 loss.

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Serbia, China Win Tight Four-Setters in #VNL Pool 7

Poland continued its blocking prowess, but it was not enough to defeat the No. 3 Serbs, who rested star Tijana Boskovic in a 3-1 win. Blocking and serving helped top-ranked China snap a two-match losing streak with a four-set win over No. 16 Thailand as Li Yingying watched from the bench.

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Italy Earns First #VNL Win, Korea Tops Russia for Fourth Straight

Italy earned its first win of VNL play with an all-around effort against Germany, while South Korea won its fourth straight, besting Russia in a sweep in Pool 7.

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Larson Leads USA Past Dutch, Japan Sweeps Belgium in #VNL Pool 5

Five aces and a balanced offensive attack lifted the USA to a quick sweep of the Netherlands, taking down the final unbeaten side in Volleyball Nations League play. Meanwhile, Japan dominated Belgium offensively in a sweep to wrap up Day 2 play in Pool 5.

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Dominican Republic Earns 1st Win, Brazil Hands Turkey 1st #VNL Loss

The Dominican Republic bested Argentina in every statistical category in a sweep for its first Volleyball Nations League win, while Brazil used its powerful offense to hand home-standing Turkey its first VNL defeat.

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Brazil Smokes Argentina, Turkey Overcomes 26 Points by DR’s Martinez

Brazil dominated all facets of the game in a 3-0 thumping of the last place Argentines, their fourth straight NVL victory. Brayelin Martinez dropped a match-high 26 points, including 24 kills, but it was not enough to lift the Dominican Republic past Turkey in a 3-1 loss.

Serbia, China Win Tight Four-Setters in #VNL Pool 7

Poland continued its blocking prowess, but it was not enough to defeat the No. 3 Serbs, who rested star Tijana Boskovic in a 3-1 win. Blocking and serving helped top-ranked China snap a two-match losing streak with a four-set win over No. 16 Thailand as Li Yingying watched from the bench.

Italy Earns First #VNL Win, Korea Tops Russia for Fourth Straight

Italy earned its first win of VNL play with an all-around effort against Germany, while South Korea won its fourth straight, besting Russia in a sweep in Pool 7.

Larson Leads USA Past Dutch, Japan Sweeps Belgium in #VNL Pool 5

Five aces and a balanced offensive attack lifted the USA to a quick sweep of the Netherlands, taking down the final unbeaten side in Volleyball Nations League play. Meanwhile, Japan dominated Belgium offensively in a sweep to wrap up Day 2 play in Pool 5.

Dominican Republic Earns 1st Win, Brazil Hands Turkey 1st #VNL Loss

The Dominican Republic bested Argentina in every statistical category in a sweep for its first Volleyball Nations League win, while Brazil used its powerful offense to hand home-standing Turkey its first VNL defeat.

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Poland Upsets Top-Seeded China, Serbia Downs Thailand in #VNL Pool 6

2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 2/POOL 7 May 22-24, 2018 Macau Forum | Macau, China (Capacity: 4,000)…

Russia, South Korea Open #VNL Pool 7 With Wins

A balanced offensive attack, including three players with nine or more kills, helped lift Russia past Italy to open Pool 6 play, meanwhile a strong service game and a 29-point effort by Kim Yeon Koung were key in lifting the homestanding Koreans to a four-set win over Germany.

Chinese MB Yuan Xinyue to Miss Next 3 Weeks of Nations League

3 members of China’s senior national team will miss at least the next 3 weeks of action at the 2018…

USA Sweeps Japan, Netherlands Edges Belgium in 5 to Open #VNL Week 2

The Americans used a strong block and a 21-point effort from Michelle Bartsch-Hackley to score a sweep of Japan to open week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League, meanwhile the Dutch relied on their offensive prowess to best Belgium in five sets.

Bronze Medal Rematch in Pool 7 of 2018 W. Volleyball Nations League

Serbia’s Brankica Mihaljovic scored the most points (46) of any player in week 1 of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League. She’ll lead her team to a rematch of last year’s Grand Prix bronze medal match.

2018 VNL (W) Pool 8 Preview; Brazil, Dominican Rep., Argentina, Turkey

Turkey looks to maintain its unbeaten pace with Brazil looking to challenge while Dominican Republic and Argentina try to get win #1.

Previewing NVL Pool 6: Germany, Italy, Russia, South Korea

With three of the four teams firmly in the middle of the pack of 16, this pool could come up big when in determining which teams advance to the finals. One would have to give a slight edge to Russia in terms of a favorite to come out as the leader of the pack, simply by way of experience and opening weekend results.

Germany Drops 3 Players for Week 2 of Volleyball Nations League

After an upset of 2017 Grand Prix Champions Brazil, Germany has made 3 changes to its reserves for week 2.

2018 VNL (W) Pool 5 Preview; Japan, Belgium, Netherlands, USA

The United States and Netherlands spearhead Pool 5 with Japan and upstart Belgium joining the week two action.

USA Declares Robinson as 2nd Libero, Adds Wilhite at Outside

Team USA’s Kelsey Robinson is slotted as a libero for Week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League, while Sarah Wilhite has been added to the roster to take Robinson’s place on the outside.

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Brazil Smokes Argentina, Turkey Overcomes 26 Points by DR’s Martinez

Brazil dominated all facets of the game in a 3-0 thumping of the last place Argentines, their fourth straight NVL victory. Brayelin Martinez dropped a match-high 26 points, including 24 kills, but it was not enough to lift the Dominican Republic past Turkey in a 3-1 loss.

Serbia, China Win Tight Four-Setters in #VNL Pool 7

Poland continued its blocking prowess, but it was not enough to defeat the No. 3 Serbs, who rested star Tijana Boskovic in a 3-1 win. Blocking and serving helped top-ranked China snap a two-match losing streak with a four-set win over No. 16 Thailand as Li Yingying watched from the bench.

Italy Earns First #VNL Win, Korea Tops Russia for Fourth Straight

Italy earned its first win of VNL play with an all-around effort against Germany, while South Korea won its fourth straight, besting Russia in a sweep in Pool 7.

Larson Leads USA Past Dutch, Japan Sweeps Belgium in #VNL Pool 5

Five aces and a balanced offensive attack lifted the USA to a quick sweep of the Netherlands, taking down the final unbeaten side in Volleyball Nations League play. Meanwhile, Japan dominated Belgium offensively in a sweep to wrap up Day 2 play in Pool 5.

Dominican Republic Earns 1st Win, Brazil Hands Turkey 1st #VNL Loss

The Dominican Republic bested Argentina in every statistical category in a sweep for its first Volleyball Nations League win, while Brazil used its powerful offense to hand home-standing Turkey its first VNL defeat.

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Poland Upsets Top-Seeded China, Serbia Downs Thailand in #VNL Pool 6

2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 2/POOL 7 May 22-24, 2018 Macau Forum | Macau, China (Capacity: 4,000)…

Russia, South Korea Open #VNL Pool 7 With Wins

A balanced offensive attack, including three players with nine or more kills, helped lift Russia past Italy to open Pool 6 play, meanwhile a strong service game and a 29-point effort by Kim Yeon Koung were key in lifting the homestanding Koreans to a four-set win over Germany.

Chinese MB Yuan Xinyue to Miss Next 3 Weeks of Nations League

3 members of China’s senior national team will miss at least the next 3 weeks of action at the 2018…

USA Sweeps Japan, Netherlands Edges Belgium in 5 to Open #VNL Week 2

The Americans used a strong block and a 21-point effort from Michelle Bartsch-Hackley to score a sweep of Japan to open week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League, meanwhile the Dutch relied on their offensive prowess to best Belgium in five sets.

Bronze Medal Rematch in Pool 7 of 2018 W. Volleyball Nations League

Serbia’s Brankica Mihaljovic scored the most points (46) of any player in week 1 of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League. She’ll lead her team to a rematch of last year’s Grand Prix bronze medal match.

2018 VNL (W) Pool 8 Preview; Brazil, Dominican Rep., Argentina, Turkey

Turkey looks to maintain its unbeaten pace with Brazil looking to challenge while Dominican Republic and Argentina try to get win #1.

Previewing NVL Pool 6: Germany, Italy, Russia, South Korea

With three of the four teams firmly in the middle of the pack of 16, this pool could come up big when in determining which teams advance to the finals. One would have to give a slight edge to Russia in terms of a favorite to come out as the leader of the pack, simply by way of experience and opening weekend results.

Germany Drops 3 Players for Week 2 of Volleyball Nations League

After an upset of 2017 Grand Prix Champions Brazil, Germany has made 3 changes to its reserves for week 2.

2018 VNL (W) Pool 5 Preview; Japan, Belgium, Netherlands, USA

The United States and Netherlands spearhead Pool 5 with Japan and upstart Belgium joining the week two action.

USA Declares Robinson as 2nd Libero, Adds Wilhite at Outside

Team USA’s Kelsey Robinson is slotted as a libero for Week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League, while Sarah Wilhite has been added to the roster to take Robinson’s place on the outside.

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