WATCH LIVE: U.S. Women Face Italy in Game 2 of World Grand Prix

  0 Derek Johnson | July 07th, 2017 | European volleyball, FIVB World Grand Prix, International Volleyball, U.S. Women's Volleyball


  • Group 1, Pool B1
  • July 7th – August 6th
  • Kunshan, China
  • FIVB World Grand Prix Round 1
  • Schedule/Results

USA and Italy meet in both teams second match of the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix. The United States looks to start 2-0, while Italy will try to get off the schneid after an opening loss.

The United States won their first match over Russia in five sets. In what was a rematch of the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix semifinals, USA fell behind 8-3 in the fifth set. However, they used an incredible run to comeback and score a win in their opener. They did lose out on a point by the match going to five, but after being down two sets to one, they’ll take the result.

Italy lost its first match to 2016 Olympic-Gold medalist China. They won the second set, but couldn’t score any others as they failed to record a point in the loss. They’re currently the one team of the four-nation group without a point.

The Americans own the World Grand Prix series with Italy 10-8, including seven of the last eight matches. Their last meeting in a major competition came in the 2016 Olympics, when the U.S. won in group play 3-1 on their way to the bronze medal.

Watch the full live video below:

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