USA Seals #VNL Final Six Berth, 2nd through 5th Separated by 3 Points

2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League

  • May 15 – July 1, 2018
  • Schedule/Results

The first match of Day 11 saw the United States win its ninth straight match, moving to 10-1 on the tournament and to 31 points.

Later in the day, as Italy went five sets with the Netherlands, the Americans became the first to punch their ticket to China for the Final Six. The Italians, the nearest team outside of the top five and host China, won in five, moving to 18 points, more than the remaining 12 available points behind Team USA.

The days results also knocked Germany and Belgium out of contention for the Final Six, with 11 and nine points respectively. Thus far, five teams have been mathematically eliminated.

With a win over Germany, Poland kept its hopes alive by a slim margin, checking in with 14 points.

In terms of positioning, Serbia moved up the standings ladder with a sweep of the Dominican Republic, vaulting ahead of Brazil with 27 points.

Here’s a look at the results.

  • Pool 13 Recap
  • Pool 14: USA Recap, China Recap
  • Pool 15 Recap
  • Pool 16 Recap

Up Next

Still to come on Week 4 is a battle of top five VNL teams between the Netherlands and Serbia as well as matchups between FIVB Top 5 teams in Brazil vs. Russia and China vs. the USA.

The last remaining top five VNL team, Turkey, is set to take on South Korea.

 

Standings

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1 United States 10 1 31 32 5 6.400 911 733 1.243
2 Serbia 9 2 27 30 11 2.727 955 838 1.140
3 Brazil 9 2 26 29 13 2.231 985 866 1.137
4 Turkey 8 3 25 29 14 2.071 983 907 1.084
5 Netherlands 8 3 24 27 12 2.250 920 795 1.157
6 China 6 5 20 24 16 1.500 886 812 1.091
7 Italy 6 5 18 22 20 1.100 901 880 1.024
8 Russia 6 5 17 18 21 0.857 852 875 0.974
9 Poland 5 6 14 19 23 0.826 935 885 1.056
10 Japan 5 6 14 17 21 0.810 809 850 0.952
11 South Korea 5 6 14 16 22 0.727 793 840 0.944
12 Germany 4 7 11 16 26 0.615 888 966 0.919
13 Belgium 3 8 9 13 26 0.500 794 890 0.892
14 Dominican Republic 2 9 8 12 27 0.444 766 907 0.845
15 Thailand 2 9 6 13 29 0.448 903 977 0.924
16 Argentina 0 11 0 2 33 0.061 609 869 0.701

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