Previews & Recaps
Serbia snapped its two-match losing skid on Sunday with a sweep of Japan to open Pool G play in the Final Six at the FIVB Women’s World Championships.
China and the United States will open up Pool H with their 4th meeting of the summer.
Italy and their libero Beatrice Parrocchiale (above) have owned the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championships so far.
The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
Serbia suffered its first loss of the World Championships, falling to Japan in four sets on Wednesday. Brazil handed the Netherlands its first loss as well to stay in the race for the Final Six.
Brazil bounced back from a five-set upset to Germany with a four-set win over Mexico, meanwhile the Netherlands and Serbia stayed perfect on the tournament with sweeps of the Dominican Republic and Germany.
Karsta Lowe started for Team USA as the Americans rolled through Bulgaria to open the 2nd round of play at the Women’s Volleyball World Championships.
Italy enters Pool F in first place after the First Round.
2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championships – Pool E October 7th-11th, 2018 Nippon Giashi Hall, Nagoya, Japan – Capacity 10,000…
7th-ranked Italy rallied all the way back for a 3-1 upset victory after dropping the opening set to top-ranked China. The Italians complete pool play with a perfect 5-0 mark, while the Chinese drop to 4-1 heading to the second round of FIVB World Championship action.
Pool D continued its trend of sweeps on the final day of preliminary round action at the FIVB Women’s World Championships with Serbia, the Dominican Republic and Brazil coming up victorious.
8th-ranked Netherlands finished strong in pool play with a sweep of 26th-ranked Mexico and will enter the second round with an undefeated 5-0 mark. 6th-ranked Japan came in second in Pool A, wrapping play at 4-1 following its 3-0 win over 13th-ranked Germany.
Eight of the 12 matches on Wednesday were decided in straight sets and five teams claimed spots in the FIVB Women’s World Championships second round.
2nd-ranked United States squeaked by 16th-ranked Thailand, which was down a starter and lost its top scorer amidst the 4th set, in 5 to remain undefeated in Pool C play Wednesday.
19th-ranked Canada earned its first victory of the 2018 FIVB World Championship Wednesday, besting 25th-ranked Cuba in 4 sets to keep its second round hopes alive. 7th-ranked Italy swept 12th-ranked Turkey, while top-ranked China gave its young players valuable experience in a 4-set win against 17th-ranked Bulgaria.
In the lead up to the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Japan, Italian public television broadcaster RAI with…
China coach Lang Ping has been waiting until crunch time to put her young dynamic hitter Li Yingying into matches, even though it’s clear their outcomes improve with her on the court.
José Roberto Guimarães took a dangerous bet when calling up Brazil’s teams for this year’s WCH
Bulgaria’s women’s national volleyball team has not had the same success as its male counterpart historically
The star of the show thus far in the World Championships has been Italy’s Paola Egonu. The 19-year old has notched 182 total points (150 kills, 17 blocks, 15 aces) and also ranks among the top 10 in aces and kills.
The Russians finished 8th at the 2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championships, which is the worst finish in the country’s history.
The draw for the 3rd round of the FIVB Women’s World Championship features Italy, Japan and Serbia in Pool G and Netherlands, China and the United States in Pool H. Matches are set to begin on Oct. 14 in Noppon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
It’s on to the 3rd round of the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship for 7th-ranked Italy (9-0, 27 points), top-ranked China (8-1, 24 points) and the 2nd-ranked United States (7-2, 19 points). The Italians bested the Americans, who squeaked in after the Chinese knocked off the Russians Thursday night.
While Brankica Mihajlovic (above) has played through some knee pain, Tijana Boskovic has sat out the team’s last 2 contests with an abdominal injury.
It was my last game. This farewell showed what our team is about. My heart is bleeding because I have to leave, but the team will grow without me.” – German captain Maren Fromm said in the final press conference of her 11-year career with the national team.
The Americans and the Chinese will meet for the 4th time this summer. The Chinese have won 2 of those matches.
The Dutch women not only locked up a spot with a 3-0 sweep of Serbia, but won their group on Thursday.
Fans will remember that Serbia’s male team was likewise accused of throwing a match against Poland in the recently ended Men’s WCH in order to harm France’s chance at advancing in the competition.
There are many ways to dig a volleyball, but using your face is probably the worst of them
It’s on to the 3rd round of 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championships for #1 China, #7 Italy and #3 Serbia. The final 3 slots will be determined on Thursday.
7th-ranked Italy and top-ranked China qualified for 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship 3rd round action with victories on Wednesday night inside Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium. The Italians remain undefeated at 8-0 with 24 points, while the Russians stand at 7-1 with 21 points.