Twenty blocks and four double-digit scoring efforts lifted Russia past Japan to close out both teams’ Volleyball Nations League slate. In a fairly even match, 27 Polish errors helped the Dominican Republic to a four-set win, snapping a seven-match losing skid.
After falling behind 2-1 in the match, Japan dug deep and pulled out two deuce sets for the win over the Dominican Republic. Poland put up 10 blocks and served up nine aces in a crushing sweep of Russia on Wednesday.
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.
Italy outscored Japan 107 to 105 and bested its foe in kills, blocks and aces, but committed 53 errors in a five-set loss on Tuesday. Meanwhile, China dominated the net with 18 blocks in a sweep of Argentina to open Week 3 of VNL play.
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.
Five aces and a balanced offensive attack lifted the USA to a quick sweep of the Netherlands, taking down the final unbeaten side in Volleyball Nations League play. Meanwhile, Japan dominated Belgium offensively in a sweep to wrap up Day 2 play in Pool 5.
The United States and Netherlands spearhead Pool 5 with Japan and upstart Belgium joining the week two action.
Brazil once again showed no one should ever bet against it – Meanwhile, Japan was able to get out of Week 1 with a win
Meanwhile, Brazil bounced back from an opening day loss with a win against Japan
On April 17th, the Japanese Volleyball Association held a press conference to announce their 18-player women’s roster for the 2018…