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Dutch Rally Past Serbia in 5, Italy Blasts Dominican Republic

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.

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Italy Rallies for 5-Set Win Over Netherlands, Serbia Posts Sweep

Serbia bounced back from its five-set loss to Italy with a quick sweep of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Italians continued their heart-stopping efforts with a second-straight, five-set win, this time over the Netherlands.

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USA Extends #VNL Lead; Brazil, Serbia, Dutch, Turkey Round Out Top 5

Week 4 started with a bang as fourth ranked Brazil upset top ranked China in five sets, No. 7 Italy bested third-ranked Serbia in five sets and 12th-ranked Turkey continued its hot tournament with a four-set win over No. 6 Japan.

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Egonu’s 28 Points Lift Italy Past Serbia in 5; Netherlands Sweeps DR

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.

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Serbia, Netherlands, Italy Look to Jockey for Position in #VNL Pool 13

Serbia is the hottest team coming into this group, with wins in last six matches, including a five-setter over Turkey in its last outing. While much of the focus is on Pool 14 this week with World No. 1 China, No. 2 USA, No. 4 Brazil and No. 5 facing off, the results of this pool could be just as important as teams look to block each other out of the race for the Final Six and Serbia, Italy and the Netherlands still very much in the mix.

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Tandara Caixeta’s Week 3 Points Nearly Double Week 1 & 2 Combined

Brazil’s Tandara Caixeta had two 30-point games in week 3.

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Italy Tops China 3-1; Japan Eliminates Argentina from Contention

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.

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Italy Overpowers Argentina, China Blocks Out Japan in Pool 12 Sweeps

2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 3 / POOL 12 May 29-31, 2018 Hong Kong Coliseum (Capacity: 12,500)…

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#VNL Pool 12 Preview – China Hosts Japan, Italy & Argentina

Zhu Ting returns as China plays host to a reinforced Italy along with Japan and Argentina in Pool 12 of the Women’s Volleyball Nations League.

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Italy’s Top Scorer Paola Egonu Rejoins Team for Week 3 of VNL

Egonu will take Serena Ortolani’s spot on the roster after Ortolani led Italy in scoring through 2 weeks.

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