U.S. Women's National Team



U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team

Anaheim
Official Host City of
USA Men's and Women's National Teams
American Sports Centers
USA National Team Center

Sept. 23, 2019: U.S. Women Fall to China in Battle of Undefeated FIVB World Cup Teams

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 23, 2019) – The U.S. Women’s National Team, ranked No. 3 in the world, lost to No. 2 China 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 on Monday in a battle of the final two undefeated teams in the FIVB World Cup in Sapporo, Japan.

Karsta Lowe hits through the Chinese triple blockTeam USA falls to 6-1 and into second place in the 12-team round robin World Cup. The Americans return to the court on Tuesday to face NORCECA rival Dominican Republic (played at 11:30 p.m. ET on Monday). The FIVB World Cup matches will be streamed live on FloVolleyball.tv.

Related: Unofficial Stats | Updated World Cup Standings

China raced to an 18-9 advantage in the opening set and went on to win 25-16. China used a 5-0 run to go up 18-12 in the second set and cruised to a 25-17 victory. China opened up a 12-7 advantage in the third set, then held off the Americans who closed to one point before winning 25-22.

Opposite Karsta Lowe (Rancho Santa Fe, California) came off the bench and led Team USA with nine kills on 20 attacks and a block for 10 points. Outside hitter Jordan Larson (Hooper, Nebraska) added eight kills and a block for nine points. Starting opposite Annie Drews (Elkhart, Indiana) scored six kills on 12 attacks, while outside hitter Kelsey Robinson (Manhattan Beach, California) turned in five kills.

Middle Chiaka Ogbogu (Coppell, Texas) totaled three kills and a block for five points, while outside hitter Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (Champaign, Illinois) charted four kills. Middle Haleigh Washington (Colorado Springs, Colorado) downed four kills and setters Jordyn Poulter (Aurora, Colorado) and Lauren Carlini (Aurora, Illinois) each scored one point.

Justine Wong-Orantes (Cypress, California), who entered as the libero midway through the second set, produced eight digs and handled 13 receptions with a 62 positive percent. Starting libero Megan Courtney (Dayton, Ohio) handled 25 receptions with a 40 positive percent to go with five digs. Robinson was credited with a 62 positive reception percent on 13 chances. Larson was 57 percent positive on seven receptions.

The U.S. was held to a 36 kill percent for the match and .196 hitting efficiency (40-18-112). In contrast, China converted 46 percent of its attacks with a .337 hitting efficiency (42-11-92) according to the unofficial stats.

China held its errors to just 10 for the match while holding advantages of 11-6 in blocks and 5-1 in aces. The Chinese produced a 43-38 margin in kills.

For the complete story, click here.

News from: 2018 |2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Recent News

Sept. 23, 2019: U.S. Women Fall to China in Battle of Undefeated FIVB World Cup Teams
Sept. 22, 2019: U.S. Women Edge Japan in 5, Improve to 6-0 in World Cup
Sept. 19, 2019: U.S. Women Blank Brazil to Improve to 5-0 in FIVB World Cup
Sept. 18, 2019: U.S. Women Sweep Netherlands to Remain Undefeated at FIVB World Cup
Sept. 16, 2019: U.S. Women Down Argentina to Remain Undefeated at World Cup
Sept. 15, 2019: U.S. Women Block Serbia in 3-1 World Cup Win
Sept. 14, 2019: U.S. Women Overwhelms Kenya in World Cup Opener
Sept. 8, 2019: U.S. Women See World Cup as an Opportunity
Aug. 24, 2019: U.S. Women Win NORCECA Champions Cup
Aug. 23, 2019: Wilhite Parsons Scores 17 as U.S. Women Down Puerto Rico
Aug. 22, 2019: U.S. Women Open NORCECA Champions Cup with Win over Canada
Aug. 21, 2019: Haneef-Park Standing Tall on U.S. Women's Sideline
Aug. 16, 2019: Women's NORCECA Champions Cup Roster Named
Aug. 10, 2019: U.S. Women Finish Pan Am Games with Sweep Over Canada
Aug. 9, 2019: U.S. Women Fall to Brazil in Pan Am Games
Aug. 8, 2019: Wilhite Parsons Leads U.S. Women Past Puerto Rico in Pan Am Games
Aug. 7, 2019: U.S. Women Fall Short in Pan Am Games Opener
Aug. 4, 2019: Olympics Bound! U.S. Women Claim Ticket to Tokyo
Aug. 3, 2019: U.S. Women 1 Step Away from Olympic Berth
Aug. 2, 2019: Robinson Leads U.S. Women Past Kazakhstan
July 29, 2019: Hill Excited for Return to Lineup at Olympic Qualifier
July 29, 2019: Drews Ready to Rock and Roll in Olympic Qualifier
July 26, 2019: U.S. Women Set Roster for Tokyo Qualifier
July 23, 2019: Ogbogu Excited for Olympic Qualifier in Shreveport
July 14, 2019: Pan Am Cup Gold! U.S. Women Sweep Dominican Republic
July 13, 2019: U.S. Women Breeze into Pan Am Cup Gold Match
July 10, 2019: U.S. Women Defeat Puerto Rico at Pan Am Cup
July 8, 2019: U.S. Women Sweep Mexico to Improve to 3-0 at Pan Am Cup
July 7, 2019: U.S. Women Blank Trinidad & Tobago at Pan Am Cup
July 7, 2019: Golden Again - U.S. Women Defend VNL Title in Rally Past Brazil
July 6, 2019: U.S. Women Open Pan Am Cup with Win over Colombia
July 6, 2019: U.S. Women Advance to VNL Title Match Following 3-1 Win Over China
July 5, 2019: Thompson Ignites U.S. Women to Win over Brazil
July 3, 2019: U.S. Women Pick Up Key Win over Poland to Start VNL Finals Round
July 1, 2019: USAV Selected Women's Pan American Cup Roster
June 29, 2019: U.S. Women Eye 2nd VNL Gold in China
June 28, 2019: Red-Blue Recaps - Pan Am Cup, CNT-Anaheim
June 27, 2019: USA Volleyball Names Pan American Games Roster
June 20, 2019: U.S. Sweep Thailand in VNL Prelim Finale, Head into VNL Finals 12-3
June 19, 2019: U.S. Women Rally Past Netherlands in Five-Set Thriller
June 18, 2019: U.S. Women Sweep Russia, Qualify for VNL Final Six
June 15, 2019: U.S. Women's Pan Am Cup Training Team Defeats Canada to Split Series
June 15, 2019: U.S. Women Head in Final VNL Prelim Week
June 14, 2019: U.S. Women's Pan Am Cup Training Team Falls to Canada
June 13, 2019: U.S. Women Stun Host China in VNL Sweep
June 12, 2019: U.S. Women Defeat Poland to Stop 2-Match Losing Skid
June 11, 2019: U.S. Women's Pan American Cup Training Team Hosts Canada in Pair of Exhibition Matches
June 11, 2019: U.S. Women Lose to VNL Leader Turkey in Three
June 7, 2019: 3 U.S. Players Making VNL Season Debuts in China
June 6, 2019: U.S. Women Unable to Overcome Brazil in VNL
June 5, 2019: Robinson Leads USA to Sweep of Germany
June 4, 2019: U.S. Women Rally Past Korea to Start Home Stand
June 3, 2019: Veterans, Youth Blending Together in Lincoln
May 30, 2019: U.S. Women Set VNL Roster for Lincoln
May 30, 2019: U.S. Women Fall to Rival Dominican Republic in Five
May 29, 2019: U.S. Women Edge Italy 3-2 in Five-Set Thriller Among Last Undefeated Teams in VNL
May 28, 2019: Drews Scores 22 points to Lead Team USA Past Serbia
May 26, 2019: US. Women Head into VNL Week 2 Atop the Standings
May 23, 2019: U.S. Women Sweep Bulgaria to Go 3-0 in VNL
May 22, 2019: Washington Scores 20 Points to Lead Team USA to Win over Japan
May 21, 2019: U.S. Women's New Blood Opens VNL Strong
May 18, 2019: Bartsch-Hackley, Carlini Claim European Gold
May 17, 2019: Youth Highlights U.S. Women's VNL Week 1 Roster
May 13, 2019: U.S. Women Finalize 25-Player VNL Roster
May 12, 2019: Hill, Lowe Win Italian Gold, 5 Americans Earn German Gold
May 6, 2019: WNT Update: Robinson Wins Another Title in Turkey
May 1, 2019: U.S. Women Set 30-Player VNL Prelim Roster
April 29, 2019: WNT Update: U.S. Women in Finals in Turkey, Italy, Germany
April 25, 2019: Shreveport-Bossier City to Host Women's Olympic Qualifier
April 23, 2019: Scott Chosen for Inaugural USAV Courage Award
April 21, 2019: WNT Update: Pro Playoffs Heat Up for U.S. Women Overseas
April 14, 2019: WNT Update: Akinradewo Golden in Japan V-League
April 7, 2019: WNT Update: Akinradewo Honored with Japan V-League Awards
April 1, 2019: U.S. Collegiate National Team-Anaheim Roster Announced
March 31, 2019: WNT Update: Adams, Hancock Win CEV Challenge Cup Title
March 25, 2019: USAV Selects Collegiate National Team-Japan Tour Roster
March 24, 2019: U.S. Women Winning Pro Playoff Matches, Titles
March 18, 2019: WNT Update: Champions League Semis on Line for WNT Players
March 13, 2019: USAV Names CNT-World University Games Roster
March 12, 2019: U.S. Women Invite 17 to Spring Training Block
March 11, 2019: WNT Update: Americans Win Gold in China, Poland Pro Leagues
March 4, 2019: Open Tryout, Champions League Highlights Women's National Team
Feb. 25, 2019: WNT Update: Current and Future National Team Stars Take Center Stage this Week
Feb. 20, 2019: 218 Athletes to Take Part in Women's Open Tryout
Feb. 18, 2019: WNT Update: Americans Keying Pro Teams in Champions League
Feb 11, 2019: WNT Update: Open Tryout Deadline Feb. 13
Feb. 4, 2019: WNT Update: Bartsch-Hackley, Carlini Lead Novara to Italian Cup Gold
Feb. 4, 2019: U.S. Women Head Back to Lincoln for VNL Home Matches
Jan. 28, 2019: WNT Update: Women's National Team Open Tryout Set for March 1-3
Jan. 21, 2019: WNT Update: Larson Goes into Hall, Champions League Resumes
Jan. 14, 2019: WNT Update: Lowe Impacts in Her Club Season Debut
Jan. 9, 2019: U.S. Women Start Olympic Qualification in August
Jan. 7, 2019: WNT Update: Americans Lead Upsets in Pro Leagues