Egonu’s #FIVBWomensWCH Record 45 Points Lifts Italy Past China in 5
Paola Egonu piled up a tournament scoring record 45 points (39 kills, 5 aces and a block) and Italy bested China in kills and aces in a five-set win to earn its first World Championships finals berth since 2002.
Serbia Earns Title Shot Behind Boskovic’s 29 Points vs. Dutch
Serbia was back to full strength on Friday and rode a 29-point effort by star opposite Tijana Boskovic to a four-set win over the Netherlands to earn a spot in the Saturday’s championship match.
China Owns the Net, Rallies Past Dutch in 4 Sets in Pool H Finale
Sloetjes piled up a match-high 26 points, but it was not enough to help the Dutch to victory as China boasted the advantage in every statistical category in rallying for the four-set win.
Serbia Hands Italy First Loss of Worlds to Take Pool G
Serbia’s Tijana Boskovic turned in 29 points (27 kills, 2 blocks), while Italy’s Paola Egonu notched 28 as the Serbians issued Italy its first loss of the World Championships heading into the semifinals.
Sloetjes’ 38 Points Rally Dutch from Down 2-0 to Eliminate USA from Worlds
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.
Boskovic Piles Up 24 Points in Return, Paces Serbia to Sweep of Japan
Serbia snapped its two-match losing skid on Sunday with a sweep of Japan to open Pool G play in the Final Six at the FIVB Women’s World Championships.
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USA Suffers Third Straight Loss at Worlds, Must Win Monday vs. Dutch
Zhu Ting led the way as China rallied for a 5-set win over the United States to open Final Six play at the World Championships leaving the Americans in a must-win situation on Monday against the Netherlands.
China, the US, and the Darkhorse Dutch in Pool H (Predictions)
China and the United States will open up Pool H with their 4th meeting of the summer.
A Host and 2 Juggernauts in Pool G at the Women’s World Championships
Italy and their libero Beatrice Parrocchiale (above) have owned the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championships so far.
Dutch Sweep Serbia for 1st in Group E; Japan Also Makes Final 6
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.
Serbia, Netherlands Suffer First Losses of World Championships
Serbia suffered its first loss of the World Championships, falling to Japan in four sets on Wednesday. Brazil handed the Netherlands its first loss as well to stay in the race for the Final Six.
Brazil Bounces Back to Top Mexico; Serbia, Dutch Stay Perfect
Brazil bounced back from a five-set upset to Germany with a four-set win over Mexico, meanwhile the Netherlands and Serbia stayed perfect on the tournament with sweeps of the Dominican Republic and Germany.
Favorites Italy, USA, China, Russia All Sweep to Open Pool F Play
Karsta Lowe started for Team USA as the Americans rolled through Bulgaria to open the 2nd round of play at the Women’s Volleyball World Championships.
2018 FIVB Women’s World Championships – Pool F Preview
Italy enters Pool F in first place after the First Round.
2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championships – Pool E Preview
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2018 W. World Championships Daily Summary – October 4
At the end of the day, the Netherlands, Italy, the United States and Serbia wrapped up the preliminary round with perfect 5-0 marks and pool titles.
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