10 Americans Suit Up For First Round Of Italian Lega Volley – Defending Champs Conegliano Starts Out Strong
The world’s premier female volleyball domestic tournament started with a bang in Italy
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.
The 2nd-ranked United States outlasted a tough 5th-ranked Russia squad to finish Pool C action with a 5-0 mark inside Kobe Green Arena Thursday. The loss drops the Russians to 4-1 at the FIVB World Championship.
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.
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley scored 21 points after not starting until set three when Team USA came back from an 0-2 hole on Turkey.
Megan Easy is back from injury and has signed with Imoco Volley Congeliano for the upcoming season.
Who will win Europe’s most coveted volleyball crown?
Igor Novara triumphed against defending champions Imoco Conegliano this weekend to take home the second Italian Cup of its 34 year old history as a team