The US ladies ended a incredible 4 weeks in Rimini, Italy on Friday once they beat Brazil and gained the Volleyball Nations League.
Michelle Bartsch-Hackely, who was named the event’s MVP, had 18 kills because the Individuals gained their third VNL gold medal in a row with a 26-28, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 win. The US additionally gained in 2018 and 2019 and there was no event final yr.
Bartsch-Hackley, additionally event MVP in 2018, added 11 digs, three blocks, and an ace. The Individuals completed the common recreation 14-1, shedding solely their final recreation towards China earlier than beating Turkey within the semifinals after which Brazil, which they defeated earlier in 4 factors of the event.
Jordan Thompson – who had two aces, eight digs, and two blocks – and Annie Drews every had 12 kills. Jordan Larson had 10 kills, 10 digs, and a block. Middles Haleigh Washington had seven kills, three digs, and one block; and Foluke Akinradewo had 5 kills, 4 digs, and two blocks.
Jordyn Poulter not solely has 33 assists, however 4 blocks and 10 digs. Justine Wong-Orantes had 14 excavations.
From the FIVB report:
It obtained dramatic ultimately when Brazil coach Ze Roberto challenged the ultimate level, initially awarded to the USA after a Fe Garay hit on the web, however seen within the replay as a Foluke Akinradewo hit.
Gabriela Braga Guimaraes had 16 kills, Tandara Caixeta had 15, and Carolina de Silva – who had eight blocks – and Caroline De Oliveira Saad Gattaz – who had three blocks – had 9 kills every. Camila Brait had 17 excavations.
Turkey beat Japan to win the bronze medal within the ultimate main FIVB competitors forward of the Tokyo Olympics subsequent month.
The lads’s semi-finals will happen on Saturday, when Brazil face France and Poland face Slovenia.
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