USA Women are 14-0 with one more match to play

RIMINI, Italy, June 19, 2021 – Jordan Larson scored 19 ponts to lead five American players in double figures as United States defeated Russia 3-1 (25-21, 25-27, 25-23, 25-15) on Saturday, the penultimate day of the preliminary round at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.

Haleigh Washington (18), Andrea Drews (17), Kelsey Robinson (16) and Chiaka Ogbogu (11) also contributed heavily to the 14th victory of United States without losses.

Arina Fedorovtseva led Russia with 14 points, followed by Nataliya Gonchareva and Irina Vonkorova each with 13 points and Irina Koroleva with 10. Russia dropped to 8-6.

The Americans had the advantage in blocks 10-9 and also in service winners 13-3. They made 18 errors compared to 17 by the Russians. The winners held the margin in attacks 60-56.

The United States close their participation in the preliminary phase as they meet China on Sunday.