It was a day full of strong performances for match-favored teams, as 8th-ranked Netherlands, 13th-ranked Germany and 6th-ranked Japan recorded wins in straight sets inside Yokohama Arena on Wednesday night.
Zhu Ting returns as China plays host to a reinforced Italy along with Japan and Argentina in Pool 12 of the Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Turkey looks to maintain its unbeaten pace with Brazil looking to challenge while Dominican Republic and Argentina try to get win #1.
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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.
Argentina outscored Serbia and had help from 44 errors, but the Serbians rallied for the five-set win to stay atop Pool G.
Serbia’s Katarina Lazovic, the leading scorer on opening weekend, paced her team to a Round 2 sweep, while Anahi Florencia Tosi piled on 21 points in Argentina’s 3-0 win over Mexico.
pan kept the top spot in Pool D, outlasting Turkey in a nailbiter, while Italy made quick work of Argentina by showing off its offensive prowess.
Japan played a near error free match against Italy, while Turkey overcame a plethora of miscues to survive a five-setter against Argentina as both remained undefeated in Pool D action.
Argentina was no match for a balanced Japanese side, while Turkey edged Italy in a five-set affair to kick off Pool D play at the U20 Championships on Friday.