30. 06. 2018

VNL F6 W: USA in the final in Nanjing

1615 0

USA will face Turkey for the second time at the tournament in Nanjing. This time the teams will fight for the gold medal of the first ever FIVB Volleyball Nations League for women.

  

USA qualified to the big final after they defeated the host team with 3-1 (25-23, 25-20, 18-25, 25-18) so the spectators in Nanjing will once again watch the same opponents in the matches for the medals.

Recall that in their matches in Pools, USA defeated Turkey with 3-2 while Brazil outplayed China with 3-0. 

Today, Michelle Bartsch scored 24 points followed by Foluke Akinradewo 14 and Kelly Murphy 13 while Kimberly Hill who entered the game in the third set scored 10 points. For China Zhu Ting scored 18 points while her heiress Yingying Li 14 points.

USA captain Jordan Larson-Burbach said “We knew it was going to be a tough environment to play in. This is a great crowd here in China, but we came out strong. I thought our team did a nice job of riding off the wave of emotion. I am just really proud that the team won today. I am excited to compete in the final.” 

China coach Lang Ping said “I think every player fought in this match. Many players had the opportunity to get into the court for practice. It is such a pity for us to lose the first set. There are some improvements on the combination of defense and block. This is what we can improve on in tomorrow’s match.”  

Sunday, July 1

For the 3rd place

Brazil – China 15:00 by local time (09:00 CET)

Final

Turkey – USA 19:00 by local time (13:00 CET)

 

To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our Volleyball Nations League 2018 / Female page.

 

SUBSCRIBE to have full access to WoV PROFILES, STATS, and WoVVIDEO.

Discover what's new in the volleyball world.

Donation
Choose Amount
Do you find this article useful?
+2   Yes     No   0-

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment

antiRobotImage

Latest comments

WC 2019 W: Brazil beat weakened team of Serbia in thriller, China win Asian derby

Because the VNL consists of teams that have been invited by the FIVB, rather than have truly qualified for it based on competitive criteria. These teams (e.g. Belgium & Slovenia with the men) would unjustifiedly lose a lot of points on the ranking because they didn't pay the FIVB enough to participate. on the other hand weak teams like South Korea would see their ranking go up just purely by participating.

In its current format the VNL is nothing but a worthless demonstration tournament of friendly games... :-(
Reply

WC 2019 W: Brazil beat weakened team of Serbia in thriller, China win Asian derby

The results of the VNLs don't give the participating national teams any points for the FIVB rankings. Does anybody or WorldofVolley has any idea, why? Reply

Testimonials