Serbia eliminates USA in quarterfinals VNL

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.

Middle Blocker Chiaka Ogbogu USA reaches high to spike against Sergia in the VNL quarterfinals

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.

USA Men’s Team lost to Poland

SOFIA, Bulgaria, June 26, 2022 – United States lost to Poland 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-22) to conclude the second week of actions at the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League on Sunday.

It was the second defeat for the USA side who also lost to Iran as they fell down to fifth place with a win-loss record of 6-2. Poland is at 7-1 in second place behind France with the same record but separated by set-ratio

Poland’s Captain Bartosz Kurek finished the match with 23 points, followed by Kamil Semeniuk and Aleksander Sliwka with 15 and 13, respectively, in the victory.

Aaron Russell had 16 points as the top American scorer, followed by Torey Defalco with 14.