Graham Vigrass turned in a match-high 18 points and the Canadians strong-armed Japan in blocks and aces in a sweep to round out their VNL campaign. Top scorer Drazen Luburic poured in 28 points and Serbia owned the net in a four-set win over host China on Sunday.
USA took down defending champs Dominican Republic for Gold while Mexico earned Bronze at the 2018 NORCECA U20 Women’s Continental Championship.
Bulgaria took down Peru to set up a championship match with Colombia at the 2018 FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup.
Five of the six spots in the Final Six are booked as Brazil and Serbia claimed their tickets to France with wins on Saturday.
Puerto Rico looks to upend Colombia in the first of two Women’s Challenger Cup semifinals that you can both watch live.
With its ticket to France for the Final Six already in hand, the United States decided to rest most of its starting lineup, opting to give a young roster of a players a shot and fell to Russia 3-0 in a close match.
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Hadrava’s 27 points pushed Czech Republic to the Finals where they will play Portugal for a spot in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League.
Serbia put up 10 blocks and had help from four double-digit scoring efforts in a four-set win over Japan to secure its spot in the VNL Final Six. Stephen Maar was back on his game for Canada with 16 points to lift his team to a sweep of China.
Estonia celebrated their last try with Czech Republic but they go again in one of two Challenger Cup semifinal matches that you can watch live.
The United States Junior Women’s National Team got by Mexico to set up a Gold Medal rematch with the Dominican Republic.
Bulgaria won Pool B over Puerto Rico, although both advance, while Peru will join Colombia from Pool A in the semifinals.
Coming into Friday’s action, the United States needed one point to secure its spot in the VNL Final Six and the Americans got just that with a five-set loss to top seeded France. Russia also earned the right to plan its trip to Lille, France, with a sweep of Italy.
Portugal wrapped up Pool A while Cuba punched a bid to the semifinals as Pool B runner-ups.
The United States gave away 44 points on errors in a five-set loss to France on Friday, but clinched its spot in the Final Six regardless of the defeat.
A sweep at the hands of Serbia eliminated Canada from its outside shot at Final Six contention. Japan also was knocked out of the race as Chuan Jiang carried China to a four-set win over Japan with a 26-point effort.
Cuba moved on to the semifinals and was later joined by Mexico as USA and the Dominican Republic awaited.
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