USA are 9-0 after three rounds

RIMINI, Italy, June 8, 2021 – United States concluded the third round of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League with a perfect 9-0 record after defeating Italy 3-1 (25-18, 25-21, 20-25, 25-16) on Tuesday.


The Americans are the only undefeated team and are sitting atop of the standings of the 16-team tournament.


The United States side held slight advantages in blocks (9-8) and serves (7-6) while committing 19 errors to 22 by the Italians. The winners dominated in attacks 57-47.


Andrea Drews and Michelle Bartsch-Hackley led United States with 20 and 19 points, respectively, while Foluke Akinradewo and Kelsey Robinson each contributed 11 tallies. Haleigh Washington chartered 9 points.


Giulia Melli and Marina Lubian each had 12 points for Italy while Sofia D’Odorico added 11.