USA edge Italy to win Pool B

TOKYO, Japan, August 2, 2021 – United States edged Italy 3-2 (21-25, 25-16, 25-27, 25-16, 15-12) in the match for top place in Pool B of the women’s volleyball tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The Americans finished with a 4-1 record and will play Dominican Republic in their quarterfinal contest.

Andrea Drews led the attack of United States with 22 points, but it was Italian Paola Egonu who took the honors as best scorer of the match with 28 points.

The Americans led 13-10 in blocks with Foluke Akinradewo and Haleigh Washington scoring four apiece and Drews contributing with three of her own.