Four teams punched their tickets to the second round of the FIVB World Championships with Italy and China notching Pool B wins to move through and the USA and Russia also staying perfect in Pool C to secure their spots.
China, South Korea, and Japan moved ahead of the pack this round by winning their second game of the competition and moving to 2-0
Serbia vaulted into second place in the Volleyball Nations League standings, capping a three-match win streak with a dominating sweep of South Korea.
It was an all-around effort with seven players chipping in five or more points for the Americans, who got back on track after Tuesday’s loss with a dominating sweep of South Korea.
Argentina finally broke through into the win column with a home sweep of South Korea at home in Santa Fe on Tuesday.
Turkey leads Pool 15 of the Women’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League with Japan, Korea and Thailand.
Poland earned its first win of Week 3 action, besting South Korea across the stat sheet in an easy sweep and snapping a four-match skid as Malwina Smarzek notched 19 points. Tandara Caixeta supplied more than enough firepower to lift Brazil past the Netherlands in four sets, although the Dutch outscored the visitors by five points.
Italy earned its first win of VNL play with an all-around effort against Germany, while South Korea won its fourth straight, besting Russia in a sweep in Pool 7.
Chinese middle blocker Xinyue Yuan scored 15 points and hit 83% to lead China over Belgium.