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.
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.
Looking at the numbers from just the final round, China’s Zhu Ting, who was in and out of the lineup during the preliminary matches, posted the highest scoring tally with 87 points
Kimberly Hill led the way for the U.S. for the match and in the comeback to overcome Turkey for Gold on the final day of the 2018 VNL.
China and the United States will battle for a spot in the finals against either Brazil or Turkey at the 2018 Volleyball Nations League.
The U.S. Women’s National Team swept Serbia to move on to the semifinals with Turkey, Brazil & China in the 2018 Volleyball Nations League.
With their backs against the wall, Turkey downed Serbia in five sets to stay alive as we move closer to the semifinals at the VNL.
China will host Brazil and Netherlands with two spots in the semifinals on the line from Pool A of the Volleyball Nations League Final Six.
After 120 matches, 15 per team and several standout performances in women’s VNL play, there was no question about who was the standout performer of the preliminary round: Poland’s Malwina Smarzek
Britt Herbots scored a team-best 23 points as Belgium wrapped up VNL play with a victory over Thailand. Although the Final Six was mathematically out of reach, Italy did not hold back in its final match of the VNL, besting Brazil in five sets to end the tournament on an eight-match win streak.