Poland earned its first win of Week 3 action, besting South Korea across the stat sheet in an easy sweep and snapping a four-match skid as Malwina Smarzek notched 19 points. Tandara Caixeta supplied more than enough firepower to lift Brazil past the Netherlands in four sets, although the Dutch outscored the visitors by five points.
Four Brazilian players turned in double-digit scoring efforts as Brazil owned the net in a sweep of Poland on Wednesday. South Korea was overmatched in every facet of the game as the Netherlands nearly doubled the Koreans’ point tally (75-40) in a sweep.
The top five teams – USA, Serbia, Brazil, Turkey and the Netherlands – remained the same after Day 7 of the Volleyball Nations League. China made the biggest moved, jumping to sixth in the standings with a win over Argentina and losses by Russia and South Korea.
Tandara Caixeta racked up 33 points to lead Brazil in an all-around effort in the team’s four-set win over South Korea. Meanwhile, Poland was held under 10 blocks for the first time in VNL play in a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands.
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Brazil, Turkey combined for 29 blocks in sweeps of the Dominican Republic and Argentina to close out Pool 8 action in Ankara, Turkey on Thursday.
The Dominican Republic bested Argentina in every statistical category in a sweep for its first Volleyball Nations League win, while Brazil used its powerful offense to hand home-standing Turkey its first VNL defeat.
Amid players`protests, The Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV) went back on its decision to cut its Olympic gold medalists` first-class airplane travelling privileges