Scott’s sister, Stefanie Vallery, was killed in the attack.
The gold medal match between Serbia and Italy was a sell-out crowd, but that wasn’t enough to bring up lagging attendance throughout the tournament.
China is set to host four women’s pools as well as the 2019 finals, while the American men will host one preliminary round weekend and the finals.
Serbia wasn’t the only team to score a historic finish at the World Championships.
Kim Hill stepped into the spotlight in the match, racking up 25 points as the United States ended the World Championships with a four-set win over Japan and fifth place out of the 24-team field.
China and Italy will face off in one semi-final. That’s a rematch of a 3-1 win by Italy in the opening round of play, where Paola Egonu scored 29 points.
Morrison, formerly an assistant with the U.S. Women’s National Team, solved the puzzle his predecessors had been unable to and sent him home country packing in the race to defend their world title.
In spite of big play from their middles, including Rachael Adams, all week long, the Americans didn’t have enough to advance to the semi-finals of the World Championships.
China and the United States will open up Pool H with their 4th meeting of the summer.
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.