Japan was just too much for Argentina offensively, registering 15 more kills, in a sweep, which mathematically eliminated Argentina from Final 6 contention. Paola Egonu and Miryam Fatime Sylla paced Italy with double-digit scoring efforts as the Italians issued top-ranked China their first loss in Pool 12.
Italy outscored Japan 107 to 105 and bested its foe in kills, blocks and aces, but committed 53 errors in a five-set loss on Tuesday. Meanwhile, China dominated the net with 18 blocks in a sweep of Argentina to open Week 3 of VNL play.
Day 2 of Volleyball Nations League action brought redemption for many sides, but also saw World #2 United States edged by a young Turkish squad. To see the agony and ecstasy of each match, we’ve included a short recap of the action and also quotes from the involved parties.
The inaugural FIVB NVL already delivered one for the history books
If there were a group of death in the Volleyball Nation’s League, it might Pool 4 on opening weekend, with three of the world’s top six teams battling it out.
On April 17th, the Japanese Volleyball Association held a press conference to announce their 18-player women’s roster for the 2018…
Only seven players from the 2016 Rio Olympic team, which advanced to the quarterfinals, are included on the 2018 Japanese women’s national team roster.
Brazil upset Team USA with an easy 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-19) win to secure the silver medal.
China guarantees its gold medal with still one round of matches left to play. Team USA will face off against Brazil in the battle for Silver.
Team USA secured the win in the tie break. Meanwhile, the Chinese completely outclassed Korea and Japan upset Brazil, virtually crowning the Chinese as tournament champions with still two games left to play.