To those who don’t know them, it’s hard to imagine that Italian outside hitter Serena Ortolani and the team’s coach Davide Mazzanti are actually a married couple
Brazil’s Lipe had memorable performances during this year’s WCH, even though he fought a nagging recurring elbow injury throughout the whole competition. After putting his body on the line for the team, his teammates had nothing but praise of him.
Brazil’s silver medal campaign at the WCH had a special flavor for William Arjona
One of Japan’s most important players of the last decade, the now retired Saori Sakoda is present at this year’s WCH in a different role
Eight of the 12 matches on Wednesday were decided in straight sets and five teams claimed spots in the FIVB Women’s World Championships second round.
The injury bug has bitten 16th-ranked Thailand once again, as spiker Kongyot Ajcharaporn exited Wednesday’s match against the United States with an ankle injury in the 4th set. The leading scorer for the Thai did not return to the match, which the 2nd-ranked Americans went on to win in 5 sets.
2nd-ranked United States squeaked by 16th-ranked Thailand, which was down a starter and lost its top scorer amidst the 4th set, in 5 to remain undefeated in Pool C play Wednesday.
19th-ranked Canada earned its first victory of the 2018 FIVB World Championship Wednesday, besting 25th-ranked Cuba in 4 sets to keep its second round hopes alive. 7th-ranked Italy swept 12th-ranked Turkey, while top-ranked China gave its young players valuable experience in a 4-set win against 17th-ranked Bulgaria.
Brazil secured its spot in the second round, while Kazakhstan was eliminated in Pool D on Wednesday. Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Serbia all won in sweeps.
Courtesy: United States Olympic Committee COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee today announced finalists for the Team…