Pool D continued its trend of sweeps on the final day of preliminary round action at the FIVB Women’s World Championships with Serbia, the Dominican Republic and Brazil coming up victorious.
Serbia cruised past Brazil in the most highly anticipated match of Pool D, while the Dominican Republic garnered its first win and Puerto Rico also won in straight sets.
Sweeps were the result of the day at the World Championships on Day 3 with all three matches in Pool A and in Pool D ending in short order.
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.
Turkey upended Brazil to reach the finals where they will face USA, who downed host and top-ranked China in four sets.
China and the United States will battle for a spot in the finals against either Brazil or Turkey at 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 came through at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup with a 5-0 weekend to take their second title at the event.
Both Japan and Brazil are coming off losses on their second day at the 2017 FIVB Women’s World Grand Champions Cup.