USA looks to take down Brazil in their final pool play match before the final six of Group 1.
South Korea, Poland and Germany each registered sweeps to remain atop the group at 7-1. Outside of the semifinal race, Canada managed a four-set win over Peru, Bulgaria swept Croatia and Argentina controlled Puerto Rico in a 3-0 match.
Paola Egonu was held to just 9 points, but that was still enough for Italy to sweep the Dominican and clinch a spot in the Final 6.
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Argentina’s Emilce Sosa was the top scorer of the day with 28 points against Croatia, including 22 kills, five blocks and an ace.
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Brazil’s starting middle blockers, Adenizia and Carolina Da Silva, combined for 12 of Brazil’s 21 blocks in the game.
Netherlands (5-2) faces Brazil (4-3) as both teams could use the win if they want a spot in the final six.
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Serbia was already through to the ninth place classification matches coming into Thursday’s action, but secured the top spot in the group with a 3-0 mark on Week 2 of play.