Now that the dust has finally settled, it’s time to objectively look at the best players in this year’s WCH.
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.
19-year old Paola Egonu outdueled Russia’s Nataliya Goncharova in the 2018 Montreux Volley Masters final, taking both the team crown and the scoring title.
19-year old Paola Egonu took over in Saturday’s semi-final between Italy and Brazil, finishing with 32 points.
Russia got the win over Poland that they needed to advance at the 2018 Montreux Masters tournament in Switzerland on Friday, but continued to have uncertainty at the setter positio.
Poland’s Malwins Smarzek had another huge match to top Brazil 3-2.
Tandara Caixeta (#11) and middle blocker Bia are both home in Brazil rehabbing shoulder injuries this week instead of playing at the Montreux Masters tournament.
Without Tandara Ciaxeta, Brazil’s Gabi (above) stepped up with 18 points as Brazil beat Russia 3-1 on the first day of the Montreux Volley Masters.
The six-day friendly tournament will see five teams in among the top 15 of the FIVB World Rankings competing for its golden crown