2017 Taipei Summer Universiade (World University Games) – Women’s Tournament
- August 19th-30th
- Chinese Taipei
- Team USA Roster
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Finals and Bronze Medal
- Event page
The first day of play kicked off for the women’s volleyball tournament in Taipei’s Universiade. Sixteen teams divided into four pools will battle it out in a round robin format to determine finalists. Russia iss the current champion, but will surely have a tough time defending its gold medal, as with each successive Universiade, the amount of professional players in the rosters only grows.
Japan completely outplayed Team USA in a very one sided 3-0 (25-22, 25-8, 25-16) match in the tournament’s debut. Misaki Yamauchi scored 14 points for the winners. VolleyMob All-America third team and AVCA All-American Honorable Mention Krystal Rivers had 17 for the Americans. When was the last time a Team USA volleyball team scored only eight points in a set? We are guessing we’d really have to dig through Wikipedia to find the answer to that question.
Below are the complete pools and recaps from the first day of play in Taipei.
Hosts Taipei easily beat France 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-18) in their debut behind Wei-Hua Wu’s 16 point effort. Juliette Fidon had nine points for the losing side.
Switzerland came from behind to beat Canada 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-12). Alexandra Storck had 19 points for the winning side, while Joan Casault scored 14 in the losing effort.
Thailand beat Latvia in an easy 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-12) match behind Wipawee Shrithong’s team high of 16 points. Ieva Tetere had only six points as the team high for the losing side.
The Czech Republic came from behind to beat Colombia 3-0 (23-25, 25-21, 25-11, 25-23). Martina Michalikova had 17 points for the winners, while Wendy Cordoba had a team high of 12 points in the losing effort.
Despite Brazil’s Superliga filled roster, Finland thoroughly outclassed them for an easy 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-16) win. Roosa Lakkonen had 12 points for the winners, while Fernanda Tomé had 11 for the losing side.
Russia easily beat Mexico in a very easy (3-0 25-20, 25-9, 25-15) win behind Anna Kotikova‘s team high of 10 points. Fernanda Banuelos had 11 points in the losing effort.
-Ukraine beat Argentina in an easy 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-10) win behind Anastasia Chernukha 18 points. Carla Castiglione had a team high eight points in the losing effort.