Japan and China kept pace with one another and set up a battle for Pool F supremacy on Thursday, each registering a sweep on Wednesday
The Dominican Republic, in spite of being in 8th position, have a pretty clear path to the Final 6.
Week 3 gets underway with some heavyweight showdowns between top-10 teams in Cuiaba, Brazil.
Both the United States and Brazil fought back from 0-2 deficits to take down their opponents on the final day of Pool C at the U20 World Championships.
Group 1 has concluded their week one play, with Serbia and the Netherlands coming in at #1 and #2, respectively.
China ousted the United States in five sets for Team USA’s second straight five-set loss
31 points from Paola Ogechi Egonu of Italy handed Team USA their first loss of the tournament.
Team USA looks to defeat China for a second time as they try to bounce back from their first FIVB World Grand Prix loss.
Brazil won the battle at the net and capitalized on Serbian miscues to stay atop Pool C with a four-set victory. Meanwhile, the United States evened its record at 1-1 on the tournament with a sweep of Cuba
The defending champions from the Dominican Republic will feature three players from that 2015 championship squad.