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.
7th-ranked Italy and top-ranked China qualified for 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship 3rd round action with victories on Wednesday night inside Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium. The Italians remain undefeated at 8-0 with 24 points, while the Russians stand at 7-1 with 21 points.
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,…
7th-ranked Italy rallied all the way back for a 3-1 upset victory after dropping the opening set to top-ranked China. The Italians complete pool play with a perfect 5-0 mark, while the Chinese drop to 4-1 heading to the second round of FIVB World Championship action.
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.
It’s become clear that the American’s path to gold is the right arm of Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (#14).
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley scored 21 points after not starting until set three when Team USA came back from an 0-2 hole on Turkey.
A 20-point lead in kills was the difference for Turkey in a hotly contested match with China to wrap up VNL play. The Dutch edged Germany in every way in a four-set victory to cap its VNL preliminary round efforts.
In a win and in situation, the Dutch proved up to the task, besting top ranked China in four sets to claim their spot among the VNL Final Six. Turkey followed suit, securing its spot with a four-set win over Germany.