The field for the final 6 is set, but there’s still some jockeying for positions.
Italy did all it could after a slow VNL start, but came up just short as the Netherlands and Turkey came through with victories on Wednesday to sew up the final two spots in the Final Six.
Serbia served up 10 aces and edged Argentina in every other statistical category in a sweep.
It was an all-around effort with seven players chipping in five or more points for the Americans, who got back on track after Tuesday’s loss with a dominating sweep of South Korea.
After falling behind 2-1 in the match, Japan dug deep and pulled out two deuce sets for the win over the Dominican Republic. Poland put up 10 blocks and served up nine aces in a crushing sweep of Russia on Wednesday.
In a win and in situation, the Dutch proved up to the task, besting top ranked China in four sets to claim their spot among the VNL Final Six. Turkey followed suit, securing its spot with a four-set win over Germany.
Rosamaria Montibeller led a group of four double-digit scorers for Brazil in a four-set win over Thailand.
With Brazil defeating Belgium to reach 11 wins, and Serbia’s victory over the VNL League leading United States Women’s team…
Just two spots are still available in the Volleyball Nations League Final Six after the close of play on Tuesday as two more teams – Brazil and Serbia – punched their tickets to China.
Argentina finally broke through into the win column with a home sweep of South Korea at home in Santa Fe on Tuesday.