USA repeat as champions of women’s VNL
NANJING, China, July 7, 2019 – The United States have repeated
as champions of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League after
a mouth-watering victory in five sets over Brazil on Sunday.
Andrea Drews scored a match-high 33 points as the main offensive
weapon of the American team in the spectacular come-from-behind
victory 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-13).
Kelsey Robinson and Haleigh Washington contributed 15 and 10
points, respectively, in the victory as USA dominated in attacks
Gabi Guimaraes and Lorenne Geraldo each scored 20 points for
Brazil while Mara Ferreira added 15.
In the match for the bronze medal, China defeated Turkey 3-1
(25-23, 25-15, 20-25, 25-21).
Yanhan Liu and Xiangyu Gong led China with 23 and 20 points,
respectively, while Ebrar Karakurt led all the scorers with 31
points for Turkey.