USA beat Japan, improve

to 11-0

RIMINI, Italy, June 13, 2021 – United States are 11-0 at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League following their straight set victory 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-20) over Japan on Sunday.

Kelsey Robinson and Michelle Bartsch-Hackley each scored 14 points to lead the American attack, followed by Andrea Drews with 10.

Ai Kurogo was the best Japanese scorer with a match-high 15 points, followed by Yuki Ishii with 10 tallies.

Despite giving away 21 points via unforced errors while getting 14 from their opponents, the Americans compensated it with a 9-1 advantage in blocks and 49-41 in attacks. They also got the edge 5-4 in aces.