Netherlands will play in their home country against a stacked pool of Brazil, South Korea and Poland; Women’s Volleyball Nations League Pool 9 Preview.
It was a day of standout scoring efforts in Macau, China, on Thursday with Malwina Smarzek recording a tournament best 38 points for Poland in a 5-set loss to Thailand, and Serbia’s Tijana Boskovic racking up 32 points in 4-set win over China.
Poland continued its blocking prowess, but it was not enough to defeat the No. 3 Serbs, who rested star Tijana Boskovic in a 3-1 win. Blocking and serving helped top-ranked China snap a two-match losing streak with a four-set win over No. 16 Thailand as Li Yingying watched from the bench.
2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 2/POOL 7 May 22-24, 2018 Macau Forum | Macau, China (Capacity: 4,000)…
Serbia’s Brankica Mihaljovic scored the most points (46) of any player in week 1 of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League. She’ll lead her team to a rematch of last year’s Grand Prix bronze medal match.
Turkey spread the offense around, with eight players tallying a kill, and used both of its setters in a sweep of Poland. The Turkish side had to rally in Set 3 to close out the win, coming back from a 12-7 deficit to grab the 25-23 win and go undefeated on the week.
Relative newcomer Michelle Bartsch-Hackley came through for the United States in a big way, notching a match-high 27 points, including 25 kills and two aces, as the Americans staved off a feisty Polish squad in four sets Tuesday night.
Chemik Police reigns supreme in Poland
Joanna Wolosz (above) made herself unavailable for selection to the Polish Women’s National Team this summer, leaving the squad with 3 teenage setters.
The third leg of the fourth round in the CEV Champions League has concluded, with a number of easy three-set matches taking place while others posed a more challenging task.