Richards, who is celebrating her 27th birthday, had a good 17-point output against the young and powerful Cuban squad. Her team is only one win away from sweeping the finals and puts USA in a good position to complete a three-peat.
She deems that her team has a lot of depth and every USA player who steps on court has the capability to get the job done.
On her good offensive game, she commends her teammates for giving her great support.
“I have a great supporting staff,” Richards said. “I have a great setter. It is easy to play great with the people around me.”
Apart from her small birthday celebration in Ningbo, Richards is looking forward to a much bigger celebration on September 8 – her wedding to Tyler Hildebrand, a member of the USA men’s volleyball team.