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 73-58.

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.