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Sept. 15, 2019: U.S. Women Block Serbia in 3-1 World Cup Win

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 15, 2019) – Opposite Karsta Lowe (Rancho Santa Fe, California) scored 18 points off the bench to spark the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team to a 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 victory over reigning World Champions Serbia on day two of the FIVB World Cup on Sunday in Hamamatsu, Japan.

Jordyn Poulter (left), Haleigh Washington (middle) and Kelsey Robinson (right) blocking, which proved to be a major difference in Team USA's win over SerbiaTeam USA improves to 2-0 in the 12-team round robin World Cup. The Americans challenge Argentina on Monday at 1 a.m. ET in Hamamatsu before their first off day of the tournament that has 11 matches in 16 days. The FIVB World Cup matches will be streamed live on flovolleyball.tv.

Serbia came back from a 19-17 deficit in the opening set to win 25-23, scoring three of the final four points of the set. Team USA used a key 5-0 run breaking a 4-all tie in the second set and cruised to the 25-17 victory. The Americans bolted to an 8-3 advantage in the third set and never let Serbia into the set with a 25-16 victory. Although Serbia scored the first two points of the fourth set, Team USA dominated the rest of the way for a 25-15 victory.

Lowe, who did not play in the opening set, led all scorers with 18 points including 14 kills on 22 swings, three blocks and an ace. Middle Haleigh Washington (Colorado Springs, Colorado) added 10 kills on 19 swings and a match-high six blocks for 16 points. Outside hitter Kelsey Robinson (Manhattan Beach, California) pocketed 13 kills on 21 swings, one block and one ace for 15 points.

Outside hitter Jordan Larson (Hooper, Nebraska) contributed 11 kills on 25 swings and an ace for 12 points. Middle Chiaka Ogbogu (Coppell, Texas) added eight kills on 13 swings and three blocks for 11 points. Opposite Annie Drews (Elkhart, Indiana) totaled three kills in only the first set and setter Jordyn Poulter (Aurora, Colorado) rounded out the scoring with two blocks.

Robinson was unofficially credited with a 59 positive reception percent on 29 chances and seven digs. Larson was 52 percent positive on 21 chances. American libero Megan Courtney (Dayton, Ohio) was 50 percent positive on 12 chances and added eight digs. Lowe had six digs in the victory.

Poulter set Team USA to a 53 kill percent and .432 hitting efficiency (59-11-111). The American defense held the Serbians to a 45 kill percent and .255 hitting efficiency (49-21-110).

The American net defense provided a dominating 15-5 block advantage and a 59-49 edge in kills. Serbia held a 4-3 margin in aces. The U.S. benefited from 22 Serbia errors and held its own miscues to 15 for the match.

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