2017 Taipei Summer Universiade (World University Games) – Women’s Tournament
- August 19th-30th
- Chinese Taipei
- Team USA Roster
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Finals and Bronze Medal
- Event page
In what most american fans hope won’t be a preview of today’s USAV Cup game, Team USA lost to Brazil 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-14, 25-16) behind Fernada Tomé’s 22 points. Team USA took the first set, but simply didn’t had what it takes to beat Brazil’s Superliga filled roster, that is, experienced professional players in its roster.
VolleyMob All-America third team and AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, Krystal Rivers continued her juggernaut offensive performance in the tournament (Remember her 40 point game here), though, with 23 points in the losing effort. She ends her trip to Taipei as the tournaments highest scorer by a very large margin: 141 points to Piia Korhonen‘s 118 points. No player in the teams that are yet to play in the gold or bronze medal matches have any chances of catching up to her.
She completed her collegiate eligibility last fall. Last year she ranked 2nd in the NCAA in kills per set (5.88), points (803.5) and total kills (705). She’s preparing to start her pro career at Beziers in France alongside fellow All-American Amber Rolfzen.
Today, we had the definition of classification of 5th through 16th place. Below, you will find updated brackets and recaps from all of the day’s action.
Finland beat Thailand 3-1 (24-26, 25-9, 25-18, 25-14) behind Piia Korhonen‘s and Daniela Oehman’s 21 points each. Wipawee Shrithong had 15 points in the losing effort.
France beat Argentina 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-18, 15-13) behind Alexandra Dascalu‘s 27 points. Sofia Bulgarella and Victoria Zabala each had 18 points in the losing effort.
|5th place||5th–8th place semifinals||Quaterfinals||Semifinals||Final|
|7th place||Thailand||3||Russia||3||Third place|
Switzerland beat the Czech Republic 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-10) behind Gabi Schottroff’s and Laura Kuenzler‘s 15 points each. Lucie Kalhousova had 14 points in the losing effort.
Canada beat Latvia 3-0 behind Margaret Casault’s 10 points. Anna Embrekte had nine points in the losing effort.
Mexico beat Colombia 3-1 (18-25, 25-11, 25-23, 25-16) behind Alejandra Segura’s 17 points. Wendy Cordoba had 13 points in the losing effort.