Former Purdue star Valerie Nichol was a two-time All-Northeast Region and All-Big Ten selection as well as a third-team AVCA All-American selection in college
Velasco is an icon of Italian volleyball.
Tijana Boskovic (above) and Serbia were a machine in the preliminary round, using plenty of reserves and still going largely unchallenged.
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Milenkovic left Thursday’s match in the 2nd set with a knee injury.
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.
The 2nd-ranked United States outlasted a tough 5th-ranked Russia squad to finish Pool C action with a 5-0 mark inside Kobe Green Arena Thursday. The loss drops the Russians to 4-1 at the FIVB World Championship.
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.