USA stop losing streak


JIANGMEN, China, June 12, 2019 – The U.S. Women’s National Team snapped a two-match FIVB Volleyball Nations League losing streak, overcoming a slow start to defeat Poland 21-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-11 on Wednesday in Jiangmen, China.


The Americans are now 8-3 overall with 24 points, while Poland falls to 7-4 record with 20 points. The U.S. concludes fourth week of preliminary matches on Thursday against host China.


Opposite Annie Drews led the American offense with a match-high 21 points. Outside hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley added 17 points. Middle Chiaga Ogboku claimed 16 points, including four blocks and three aces.


Team USA controlled each of the scoring categories, especially after the first set. The Americans had a 7-4 ace advantage and a 58-44 attack margin. The U.S. had a slim 11-10 lead in blocks. After having eight errors in the opening set, the U.S. committed just eight total over the next three sets.