Watch Live: Team USA & Russia Square Off At World Grand Champions Cup

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 07th, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, U.S. Women's Volleyball, Video


With the first two days of play completed, Team USA and Russia will face off against each other in Nagoya, where the remainder of the competition will be held.

This will be the fourth time the two teams will meet at the World Grand Champions Cup with the Americans holding a 2-1 lead. The team’s most recent match against each other came at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix, where the Americans prevailed in five.

Team USA bounced back from a day one loss to China to take down Korea on day two. The Americans were the runners-up in the 2013 edition of the event after dropping their first match to the eventual champions, Brazil. Against Korea, five players for Team USA posted double-digit points – Jordan Larson (13), Rachael Adams (12), Lauren Gibbemeyer (12), Annie Drews (11) and Kim Him (11).

Russia took down the hosts, Japan, on day two after a four-set loss to Brazil on day one. Two Russian players rank in the top-five in scoring – Nataliya Goncharova (38) and Tatiana Kosheleva (35).

You can watch the video streamed below on the FIVB YouTube page, or the matches will be aired on The Olympic Channel.

Editor’s note: Video not made available in the United States. If you are not in the United States, but an error in YouTube’s geolocation service is still blocking your access, you can use a program like TunnelBear to redirect to the proper country.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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