The U.S. National Team had a special, ceremonial, night at home in Shreveport-Bossier City during its second match in the 2022 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Pool 1.
The United States National Team was in a joyful mood before defeating Canada 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-19) in a 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) preliminary match within Pool 1 at home in Shreveport-Bossier City. The crowd at the Brookshire Grocery Arena greeted all 23 athletes, regardless of the fact they competed in the event or trained with them in the gym, who contributed to the US win in the Tokyo Olympics last summer. They were all honored prior to the start of the encounter versus neighboring Canada. Andrea Drews, who was one of the gold medalists at these Olympics, topped all scorers with 15 points.
Brazil beat the Dominicans to remain undefeated in the 2022 VNL, becoming the first team to reach 3-0. ‘Seleção’ overran rivals at the beginning of the match in Shreveport-Bossier City. For a moment it seemed too easy as Brazil left the Caribbean ladies on single digits in the first set (25-9)! However, Zé Roberto’s team dropped a lot of production in the second set in which everything went wrong for them. But, upon resuming the better path and led by Kisy Nascimento (20 points), Ana Carolina Silva ‘Carol’ (6 blocks), and Julia Bergmann (78.26% reception; 18/23), Brazil reached victory.
Vital Heynen managed to write down his first official win as the women’s coach. His Germany swept Korea, also in Shreveport-Bossier City, and recorded the maiden triumph in this year’s VNL. Hanna Orthmann was the most efficient player for the ‘Butterflies’, putting down 22 points.
2022 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – preliminary stage, Week 1, today’s matches: