ANKARA, Turkey, July 13, 2022 – Serbia eliminated the United States in the quarterfinals of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League but not before an exciting fight.
After narrowly winning the first two sets, Serbia watched the United States bounce back and dominate the next two before finally claiming victory 3-2 (29-27, 25-23, 20-25, 20-25, 15-13).
The Americans qualified in first place during the preliminary phase with an 11-1 record while the Serbians finished in sixth place with an 8-4 mark.
The scoring categories were very similar for both teams with Serbia leading in attacks (67-66) and in errors (22-23). The winners held a 6-3 advantage in aces while the losers dominated in blocks 21-14.
Sara Lozo and Ana Bjelica scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, for Serbia and Kelsey Robinson finished with 21 for USA.