Serbia wasn’t the only team to score a historic finish at the World Championships.
Kim Hill stepped into the spotlight in the match, racking up 25 points as the United States ended the World Championships with a four-set win over Japan and fifth place out of the 24-team field.
China and Italy will face off in one semi-final. That’s a rematch of a 3-1 win by Italy in the opening round of play, where Paola Egonu scored 29 points.
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.
China and the United States will open up Pool H with their 4th meeting of the summer.
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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 Americans and the Chinese will meet for the 4th time this summer. The Chinese have won 2 of those matches.
The Dutch women not only locked up a spot with a 3-0 sweep of Serbia, but won their group on Thursday.
It’s on to the 3rd round of 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championships for #1 China, #7 Italy and #3 Serbia. The final 3 slots will be determined on Thursday.
7th-ranked Italy and top-ranked China qualified for 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship 3rd round action with victories on Wednesday night inside Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium. The Italians remain undefeated at 8-0 with 24 points, while the Russians stand at 7-1 with 21 points.
Italy was the only undefeated team remaining at the Women’s Volleyball World Championships after Wednesday’s matches.
Kelsey Robinson is settling in nicely to her new role as the American libero.
Sarina Koga and the Japanese women had almost 9,000 spectators per match in the opening round of the 2018 Women’s Volleyball World Championship tournament.
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