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USA W: Larson with Dinamo Kazan in Russia

by WoV
source: usavolleyball.org

U.S. Women’s National Team outside hitter Jordan Larson (Hooper, Neb.) is competing for Dinamo Kazan of the Russia Super League.



After ending the Russia Super League regular season in first place with a 17-5 record and 49 points, Kazan captured the best-of-five championship round playoff series over Dinamo Moscow in four matches.

After Dinamo Kazan capturing the final round opening match on April 8 in an impressive three sets, Dinamo Moscow evened the series on April 9 with an 18-25, 25-21, 25-23, 28-26 victory.

Larson scored 14 points with 10 kills on 30 attacks, two aces and two blocks. She added a 75 positive percent and 58 excellent percent on 36 service receptions. Kazan gained a 2-1 series lead on April 12 with a 25-16, 25-16, 24-26, 25-19 victory.

Larson contributed eight kills on 24 attacks, two blocks and an ace for 11 points. She charted a 91 positive percent and 56 excellent percent on 34 reception attempts.

Kazan closed out the series on April 13 with a nail-biting 22-25, 26-24, 25-27, 25-22, 15-12 victory. Larson collected 16 points in the win with 12 kills on 39 attacks and four blocks. She added a 56 positive service reception on a team-high 41 chances.

Larson finished second in the Russia Superleague most valuable player voting (3 first-place votes, 2 second-place votes, 2 third-place votes) behind winner Angelina Grun.

Three weeks earlier Kazan finished with the bronze medal in the CEV Champions League for the best club team in Europe.

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