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.
After leading his team to 7-straight Caribbean titles and its first-ever World Championship berth, Trinidad & Tobago coach will now take over the program in neighboring St. Lucia.
China and the United States will open up Pool H with their 4th meeting of the summer.
20 American men, including National Teamer Ben Patch (right, SCC Berlin), are signede to play in Germany for the 2018-2019 season.
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.
The draw for the 3rd round of the FIVB Women’s World Championship features Italy, Japan and Serbia in Pool G and Netherlands, China and the United States in Pool H. Matches are set to begin on Oct. 14 in Noppon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
It’s on to the 3rd round of the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship for 7th-ranked Italy (9-0, 27 points), top-ranked China (8-1, 24 points) and the 2nd-ranked United States (7-2, 19 points). The Italians bested the Americans, who squeaked in after the Chinese knocked off the Russians Thursday night.
The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
The Americans and the Chinese will meet for the 4th time this summer. The Chinese have won 2 of those matches.