USA get closer to Tokyo 2020
SHREVEPORT, United States, August 3, 2019 – Host United States
overcame Bulgaria 3-2 (21-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10) moving
one step closer to seal a ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic
The Americans need one victory over Argentina on Sunday to
secure their place in the Olympics.
Jordan Larson and Jordan Thompson led the attack of USA with 23
and 19 points, respectively. Elitsa Vasileva and Miroslava
Paskova had 24 and 21 for Bulgaria.
In Pool F in Catania, Italy, The Netherlands remained on track
with a second win earned in three sets against Kenya 3-0 (25-17,
25-10, 25-10). Later in the day, pool hosts Italy kept their
hopes of qualification alive with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-16)
victory against Belgium.
In Wroclaw, Poland, Puerto Rico suffered its second defeat in as
many outings in Pool A falling down to Serbia in straight sets
(25-14, 25-20, 25-16). Tijana Boskovic led Serbia with 18 points
while Stephanie Enright had 7 for Puerto Rico. In the other
match, Poland edged Thailand 3-2 (25-23, 22-25, 26-28, 25-23,
In Pool E in Kaliningrad, Russia, Mexico lost its second match
and was left out of contention. The Mexicans lost to Korea 3-0
(25-21, 25-15, 26-24) as Andrea Rangel and Lisbeth Sainz each
had 12 points in the losing effort. Hosts
defeated Canada 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-22). Russia and Korea meet
on Sunday in Kaliningrad to decide the pool winners.