18-year old Li Yingying finally earned her time in the spotlight, racking up a match-high 20 points as China secured its second straight World Championships medal on Saturday, a bronze medal sweep of the Netherlands.
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.
China and the United States will open up Pool H with their 4th meeting of the summer.
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.
Pool A action on Monday at the 2018 FIVB World Championship was very competitive, however, the results all game in straight sets for Germany, Netherlands and Japan. The Netherlands is alone atop the standings in Pool A with a 3-0 mark and 8 points.
Japan and The Netherlands should shine bright in Pool A
Russia lost to the Netherlands 3-2 in the preliminaries, but were dominant in Sunday’s championship match at the 2018 Rabobank Super Series.
The Russian block, led by 6 from Irina Fesitova (above), stifled Italy’s reserves in the semi-finals of the Rabobank Super Series.
19-year old Paola Egonu put up the first 30+ point match of the 2018 Rabobank Super Series.