Thirty-seven errors and 16 Dutch blocks secured the Netherlands a five-set win over Turkey on Tuesday, meanwhile 37 errors were just two much for Germany to overcome as it let a 2-0 lead slip away into a five-set loss.
China can cause some havoc for Netherlands and Turkey in Pool 17 hosted by Germany of the Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Kelsey Robinson (above, red jersey) has been a more consistent libero for the Americans since taking over in week 3, and Kim Hill leads the tournament with a 22.22% reception.
Turkey won its third straight match in Thailand with a dominant offensive showing in a sweep of South Korea. Japan mounted an awe-inspiring comeback effort, rallying from down 2-0 in the match, down five points in Set 4 and facing two match-points in Set 5 to steal away a victory over Thailand.
A strong service game and dominant hitting effort led by Yuki Ishii pushed Japan past South Korea on Wednesday, while an all-around team effort and four double-digit scorers lifted Turkey to a four-set win over Thailand.
Turkey leads Pool 15 of the Women’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League with Japan, Korea and Thailand.
Irina Voronkova was too hot to handle for Belgium as the Russian star put up 23 points in a four-set win Thursday. Serbia picked up two key points in the VNL standings, rallying for a five-set win over Turkey thanks to a 28-point effort by Tijana Boskovic after trailing 2-1 in the match.
Russia boasted a 22-13 lead in blocks to rally for a 5-set victory over Turkey after falling behind 2-1 in the match. Serbia rode double-digit scoring efforts by Brankica Mihajlovic, Bojana Milenkovic and Stefana Veljkovic to an easy sweep of Belgium to keep pace atop the VNL leaderboard.
Turkey owned the net, both offensively and defensively, in a sweep of Belgium, while Tijana Boskovic delivered 25 points as Serbia topped Russia in every statistical category in another Pool 10 sweep.
Brazil, Turkey combined for 29 blocks in sweeps of the Dominican Republic and Argentina to close out Pool 8 action in Ankara, Turkey on Thursday.