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At the end of the day, the Netherlands, Italy, the United States and Serbia wrapped up the preliminary round with perfect 5-0 marks and pool titles.
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.
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Brazil secured its spot in the second round, while Kazakhstan was eliminated in Pool D on Wednesday. Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Serbia all won in sweeps.
Sweeps were the result of the day at the World Championships on Day 3 with all three matches in Pool A and in Pool D ending in short order.
Maret Balkestein-Grothues led Netherlands to a 3-2 win over Japan on Sunday, giving them the Pool A lead.
Pool D still hasn’t seen a competitive match at the 2018 World CHampionships. That will (hopefully) change on Monday when Serbia and Brazil play.
The Netherlands now have an inside track on preliminary perfection, while Mexico and Germany both bounced back with their first wins.
The first day was a day of firsts in Japan, including Trinidad & Tobago’s first-ever World Championship match.
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