The Manila, Philippine-Ali Fronty took 27 points as the United States started slowly before completing a four-game sweep of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL), losing 17-25, 25-13, 25-23, 25-18 to Thailand. ) Quezon City Leg Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The 6-foot-1 outside heater unloaded 24 assists, two blocks and an ace, giving the defending champion its seventh win in eight games for a second pick after a decent performance in 2 weeks.
Kelsey Robinson also provided an all-around effort with 11 points, 16 digs and seven receptions, while midfielders Chiaka Ogbogu and Anna Stevenson gave the team eight blocks with 10 points each.
Franti was delighted to see the United States sweep the rest of the match for its 17th win in 18 matches against the Southeast Asian Games queens, after winning the first set for Thailand today.
“I think in the first set, we did some shaking and then, we were able to cut our nerves. I think our team has done a good job, “said Cherry, an American player in the Italian Serie A1 league.
“It simply came to our notice then. Each team gave their best and I liked it. We didn’t take anything for granted that everyone here was really good, so we’re really happy with what happened today. “
Team USA will play next in Calgary, Canada to finish the three-leg tournament.
The Thais last defeated the Americans in a five-set victory over Bangkok at the 2009 FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix.
Congiot led Thailand with 25 points, where Moxori had 13 points, 13 digs and 12 receptions to absorb their third consecutive defeat in just four weeks in two weeks.
After winning three of their first four matches in Week 1, the Thais have slipped to 4-4 in 8th place, a requirement. In the third week strong finishing Sofia, Bulgaria will qualify for the final round, where only the top seven squads and host Turkey.
Get the hottest sports news right in your inbox
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to access Philippine Daily Inquirer and 70+ other headlines, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download by 4am and share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, please contact us.