After today’s games, 8 teams were sent home from the women’s WCH. This means that we won’t be able to see some exciting players in the tournament anymore.
The 2nd-ranked United States outlasted a tough 5th-ranked Russia squad to finish Pool C action with a 5-0 mark inside Kobe Green Arena Thursday. The loss drops the Russians to 4-1 at the FIVB World Championship.
2nd-ranked United States squeaked by 16th-ranked Thailand, which was down a starter and lost its top scorer amidst the 4th set, in 5 to remain undefeated in Pool C play Wednesday.
With Tuesday victories, 5th-ranked Russia and 2nd-ranked USA qualified for second round action at the 2018 FIVB World Championship. 16th-ranked Thailand also notched a win, overcoming a key injury to get past Trinadad and Tobago in 4 sets.
2nd-ranked USA cruised by 34th-ranked Trinadad and Tobago in straight sets, while 5th-ranked Russia outlasted 16th-ranked Thailand in 5 sets to move to 2-0 in Pool C at the 2018 FIVB World Championships on Saturday. 24th-ranked Azerbaijan earned its first victory inside Kobe Green Arena, downing 10th-ranked South Korea in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in pool play.
NCAA athletes are making their presence known at the upcoming WCH
As the Dominican Republic claimed its fifth straight CACG crown, a streak which began in 2002, outside hitter Prisilla Rivera Brens was tabbed as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
The Dominican Republic claimed the gold medal for women’s volleyball at the Central American & Caribbean Games on Wednesday, topping host Columbia for their fifth-consecutive title. Puerto Rico rounded out the podium, earning the bronze with a five-set win over Mexico.
Argentina edged Mexico in four sets for ninth place at the Pan American Cup, while Trinidad & Tobago rode star player Krystle Esdelle’s tournament high points haul to a sweep of Costa Rica to grab 11th place.
Puerto Rico had a sizable advantage in block and serve in downing Peru as they will meet Colombia for a top five finish.