It’s on to the 3rd round of the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship for 7th-ranked Italy (9-0, 27 points), top-ranked China (8-1, 24 points) and the 2nd-ranked United States (7-2, 19 points). The Italians bested the Americans, who squeaked in after the Chinese knocked off the Russians Thursday night.
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.
2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 29 September – 20 October Schedule Teams Power Rankings Best Scorers As was expected,…
At the end of the day, the Netherlands, Italy, the United States and Serbia wrapped up the preliminary round with perfect 5-0 marks and pool titles.
The Russian block, led by 6 from Irina Fesitova (above), stifled Italy’s reserves in the semi-finals of the Rabobank Super Series.
Led in scoring by middle blocker Yvon Belien, the Dutch women moved to 2-0 in the tournament with a win over Italy’s 2nd team.
Twenty blocks and four double-digit scoring efforts lifted Russia past Japan to close out both teams’ Volleyball Nations League slate. In a fairly even match, 27 Polish errors helped the Dominican Republic to a four-set win, snapping a seven-match losing skid.
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Russia’s offense and serving were too much for the Dominican Republic to handle in a sweep, while Malwina Smarzek notched 33 points to lift Poland past Japan in five sets for its seventh victory of VNL play.
Poland plays host to Pool 18 with Dominican Republic, Japan & Russia at the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.