The U.S. Women’s National Team rolled through Turkey in a VNL Finals rematch, as they are one of 4 still up for a top 3 spot in Pool F.
Top-ranked China continued its dominance in Pool B, 7th-ranked Italy continued its reign over 25th-ranked Cuba and 12th-ranked Turkey swept past a ‘sorry’ 17th-ranked Bulgarian squad inside Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo Tuesday.
Zhang Changning has been included after being sent home from the Asian Games to rehab a knee injury.
The loss of one star, plus the return of another, saw Thailand into the gold medal match for the first time in tournament history.
All four matches ended in 3-0 sweeps, with only 4 of those 12 sets seeing the losing team push even into the 20s before defeat.
Zhang missed the Nations League, but is included on China’s roster for the Asian Games. So too is Yi Lingling, though she’s been moved to a different position.
The U.S. Women’s National Team swept Serbia to move on to the semifinals with Turkey, Brazil & China in the 2018 Volleyball Nations League.
China’s Gong Xiangyu led her team in scoring on Thursday, but left late in the match with an apparent ankle injury.
Nine blocks and 17 Russian miscues helped China to a home sweep of Russia on Wednesday.
2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 3 / POOL 12 May 29-31, 2018 Hong Kong Coliseum (Capacity: 12,500)…