Team USA loses to Brazil, ends WUGS (Women’s) in 10th place.

  0 Liam Smith | August 27th, 2017 | African Volleyball, Asian Volleyball, Australian volleyball, Brazilian Volleyball, Canadian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, NORCECA volleyball, South American Volleyball, U.S. Women's Volleyball

2017 Taipei Summer Universiade (World University Games) – Women’s Tournament

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.

Final Eight

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
  Chinese Taipei 3
  Argentina 0
  Argentina 0   Chinese Taipei 1
  Finland 3   Japan 3
  Finland 1
  Japan 3
  Finland 3   Japan
  Thailand 1   Russia
  Russia 3
  Thailand 0
7th place   Thailand 3   Russia 3 Third place
  France 1   Ukraine 0
  Argentina 2   France 2   Chinese Taipei
  France 3   Ukraine 3   Ukraine

9th–16th places

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.

13th place 13th–16th place semifinals 9th–16th place quarterfinals 9th–12th place semifinals 9th place
  Czech Republic 3
  Canada 1
  Canada 3   Czech Republic 2
  Mexico 0   United States 3
  Mexico 2
  United States 3
  Canada 3   United States  1
  Latvia 0   Brazil  3
  Brazil 3
  Latvia 0
15th place   Latvia 3   Brazil 3 11th place
  Colombia 0    Switzerland 0
  Mexico 3   Colombia 0   Czech Republic 0
  Colombia 1    Switzerland 3    Switzerland 3

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