22. 05. 2018

VNL W: Korea celebrated win with home crowd; USA outplayed hosts in Toyota

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South Korea scored the third victory in a row in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League for women.

  

In front of the home crowd, Kim Yeon-Koung showcased her impeccable leadership to inspire Korea to a thrilling comeback victory over Germany 3-1 (23-25, 26-24, 25-16, 25-16). 

Kim finished the match with 29 points and was the top scorer of the match but she was well supported by Jeong-Ah Park (13 points) and Jae-Yeong Lee (12 points). Dynamic duo Louisa Lippmann and Maren Brinker Fromm combined for 33 points to lead Germany.

The result continued Korea's dominance over Germany stretching four games during the last six years.

On the other side, Michelle Bartsch and Kimberly Hill led the United States turned on the power to beat Pool 5 hosts Japan with 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-23.

The two American attackers dominated on the net, with Bartsch-Hackley scoring 21 points and Hill finishing with 16 points and in that way Team USA chalked up an 11th consecutive win over Japan, dating back to 2011.

The Americans were even more dominant in the block - (12/3) led by Lauren Gibbemeyer who put seven blocks.

Yuki Ishii led Japan with 13 points while Mami Uchiseto and the left-handed Mari Horikawa had six points each. 

 

To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our Volleyball Nations League 2018 / Female page. 

 

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