Womens Volleyball

Team USA 5-0 in pool play, at FIVB World Championships

Date of competition: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Stanford grad Logan Tom recorded 18 kills as the U.S. Women's National Team finished the FIVB World Championship first round undefeated, beating Cuba, 30-28, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23, Wednesday evening in Matsumoto, Japan.

World second-ranked Team USA (5-0) will play in the second round in Nagoya, meeting the Czech Republic.

Tom was joined by former Stanford greats Foluke Akinradewo, who recorded six kills on nine attacks and a team-high four blocks for 10 points, and Ogonna Nnamani, who recorded a point.

Tom also had a team-high 23 excellent service receptions on 37 attempts against Cuba. Cardinal grad Cynthia Barboza subbed into the match to serve in the first set.

Pool C Standings
1, USA (5-0, 1.217)
2, Germany (4-1, 1.249)
3, Cuba (2-3, .993)
4, Thailand (2-3, .960)
5, Croatia (2-3, .899)
6, Kazakhstan (0-5, .779)
Wednesday's results
USA def. Cuba 30-28, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23
Croatia def. Kazakhstan 25-19, 25-17, 25-18
Germany def. Thailand 25-14, 25-15, 25-10
Second round in Nagoya and Tokyo, Nov. 6-10
Semifinals and finals in Tokyo, Nov. 13-14

posted by Rick on Nov 3, 2010 at 11:31 pm

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