Kingdom closed out the Americans’ exhibition tour in Brazil with a big game – both offensively and defensively.
After posting a four set win on Sunday, the United States women’s national team made short work of Brazil in the second of four friendlies on Tuesday.
Sarah Wilhite (above), Rachael Adams, and Lauren Gibbemeyer each had 3 stuffs as the USA defense held Brazilian star Tandara Caixeta in check on Sunday in Brasilia.
It’s safe to say things haven’t gone so well for the Brazilian female squad in 2018 so far – Will it bounce back at the WCH?
Looking at the numbers from just the final round, China’s Zhu Ting, who was in and out of the lineup during the preliminary matches, posted the highest scoring tally with 87 points
After leading Team USA to gold in the first-ever FIVB Nations League gold medal match, Michelle Bartsch-Hackley was named MVP of the tournament.
Kimberly Hill led the way for the U.S. for the match and in the comeback to overcome Turkey for Gold on the final day of the 2018 VNL.
Volleyball is by far Brazil’s most decorated Olympic sport
It’s become clear that the American’s path to gold is the right arm of Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (#14).
Turkey upended Brazil to reach the finals where they will face USA, who downed host and top-ranked China in four sets.