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.
Any questions on Serbia’s ability to solidify its spot in the VNL Final Six were put to rest on Tuesday as the team, despite what many thought was a depleted roster, knocked off No. 2 United States in four sets to punch its ticket to China.
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley leads Team USA in scoring through 4 weeks of play at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley racked up a match-high 18 points to guide the United States to a sweep of host China, its 10th straight win in Volleyball Nations League play.
Lauren Gibbemeyer had a breakout game, posting a match-high 16 points, including eight of the USA’s 14 blocks, as the Americans rolled on to its ninth straight win on Wednesday, besting Brazil 3-1.
The United States crushed eight aces and also led the Russians in kills and blocks in a quick win on Tuesday to earn its record eighth-straight world level sweep.
Team USA will face a loaded slate in Pool 14 of the Women’s Volleyball Nations League with Brazil, Russia and hosts-China.
Brazil’s Tandara Caixeta had two 30-point games in week 3.
Since losing to Turkey, the American women have swept their last 7 matches, but will face their toughest challenges yet in week 4 in China
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and Kim Hill led the way for the United States, topping a group of four double-digit scorers in a sweep of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.