USA maintain undefeated record in Pool B

TOKYO, Japan, July 29, 2021 – United States held off a resilient Turkey to claim a 3-2 (25-19, 25-20, 17-20, 20-25, 15-12) victory in Pool B of the women’s volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Thursday.

It was the third victory without losses for the United States, while Turkey dropped its record to 1-2.

The strong blocking by the Americans proved to be a key in the tie-breaker. They finished with a 16-11 advantage in the category.

Jordan Thompson was the top scorer by the winners with 18 points, followed by Jordan Larson and Haleigh Washington with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Meryem Boz had a match-high 19 points for Turkey, followed by Hande Baladin with 17 and Eda Erdem and Zehra Gunes with 14 and 12 points, respectively.