Sweeps were the result of the day at the World Championships on Day 3 with all three matches in Pool A and in Pool D ending in short order.
Tijana Boskovic looked ready to roll for Serbia with 24 points as they prepare for the FIVB World Championship.
We are in the age of super teams
With their backs against the wall, Turkey downed Serbia in five sets to stay alive as we move closer to the semifinals at the VNL.
The current European Champions and Olympic silver medalists once again dazzled fans with their uptempo play en route to a 2nd place finish (12-3 record) in VNL’s preliminary phase
Serbia served up 10 aces and edged Argentina in every other statistical category in a sweep.
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.
Italy bested the Dominican Republic in all phases of the game in an important sweep to keep Italy in the VNL Final Six race with its fifth straight win. The Netherlands rallied from two sets down to keep pace in the Final Six race, with help from 19 blocks and 33 Serbian miscues.
Italy overpowered Serbia offensively with help from a 28 points effort by young star Paola Egonu in a five-set win on Tuesday, the Italians third straight VNL victory, while the Netherlands took advantage of 20 Dominican Republic miscues in a home sweep.
Irina Voronkova was too hot to handle for Belgium as the Russian star put up 23 points in a four-set win Thursday. Serbia picked up two key points in the VNL standings, rallying for a five-set win over Turkey thanks to a 28-point effort by Tijana Boskovic after trailing 2-1 in the match.