Kim Hill stepped into the spotlight in the match, racking up 25 points as the United States ended the World Championships with a four-set win over Japan and fifth place out of the 24-team field.
Italy stayed perfect on the World Championships with its 10th straight victory to eliminate Japan from contention on Monday as 19-year old Paola Egonu turned in a match-high 36 points.
Serbia snapped its two-match losing skid on Sunday with a sweep of Japan to open Pool G play in the Final Six at the FIVB Women’s World Championships.
The star of the show thus far in the World Championships has been Italy’s Paola Egonu. The 19-year old has notched 182 total points (150 kills, 17 blocks, 15 aces) and also ranks among the top 10 in aces and kills.
The Netherlands and Japan did what they needed to do to cement their spots in the World Championships Final Six and then some, each leapfrogging Serbia for the top two spots in Pool E.
Serbia suffered its first loss of the World Championships, falling to Japan in four sets on Wednesday. Brazil handed the Netherlands its first loss as well to stay in the race for the Final Six.
After a dominant first set, Japan was knocked on their heels in front of a huge home crowd on Sunday.
8th-ranked Netherlands finished strong in pool play with a sweep of 26th-ranked Mexico and will enter the second round with an undefeated 5-0 mark. 6th-ranked Japan came in second in Pool A, wrapping play at 4-1 following its 3-0 win over 13th-ranked Germany.
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