Thursday, 23 May 2024

2021 Women’s VNL Pool 5

The 2021 Women’s Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Pool 5 showcased some exciting matches between top teams. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the teams that participated and highlight the key moments from the games.

Teams

The following teams competed in Pool 5:

  • USA
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • China

Matches

Let’s dive into the matches that took place during the tournament:

USA vs. Poland

The first match of the pool was between Team USA and Poland. Team USA emerged victorious with a 3-0 win, showcasing their dominance on the court. The final set scores were 25-27, 29-27, and 25-14.

USA vs. Russia

In the second match, Team USA faced off against Russia. It was a thrilling contest that went down to the wire. Team USA ultimately claimed victory with a 3-1 win, with the set scores being 25-21, 25-27, 25-23, and 25-15.

USA vs. China

The final match of Pool 5 featured a showdown between Team USA and China. Despite their best efforts, Team USA couldn’t secure a win and suffered a 3-0 loss. The set scores were 25-10, 25-20, and 25-17 in favor of China.

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U.S. Women’s National Team Rosters

Here is a look at the U.S. Women’s National Team rosters for the matches:

June 20 Roster

  • Micha Hancock (S, 5-11, Edmond, Okla., Penn State Univ.)
  • Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Aurora, Colo., Univ. of Illinois)
  • Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska)
  • Tori Dixon (M, 6-3, Burnsville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Stewartville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Univ. of Nebraska)
  • Annie Drews (OPP, 6-4, Elkhart, Ind., Purdue Univ.)
  • Jordan Thompson (OPP, 6-4, Edina, Minn., Univ. of Cincinnati)
  • Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (OH, 6-3, Champaign, Ill., Univ. of Illinois)
  • Kim Hill (OH, 6-4, Portland, Ore., Pepperdine, Univ.)
  • Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson (M, 6-3, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Stanford Univ.)
  • Haleigh Washington (M, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colo., Penn State Univ.)
  • Kelsey Robinson (OH, 6-2, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska)

June 19 Roster

  • Micha Hancock (S, 5-11, Edmond, Okla., Penn State Univ.)
  • Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Aurora, Colo., Univ. of Illinois)
  • Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska)
  • Tori Dixon (M, 6-3, Burnsville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Hannah Tapp (M, 6-3, Stewartville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Univ. of Nebraska)
  • Annie Drews (OPP, 6-4, Elkhart, Ind., Purdue Univ.)
  • Jordan Thompson (OPP, 6-4, Edina, Minn., Univ. of Cincinnati)
  • Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (OH, 6-3, Champaign, Ill., Univ. of Illinois)
  • Kim Hill (OH, 6-4, Portland, Ore., Pepperdine, Univ.)
  • Haleigh Washington (M, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colo., Penn State Univ.)
  • Kelsey Robinson (OH, 6-2, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska)
  • Chiaka Ogbogu (M, 6-2, Coppell, Texas, Univ. of Texas)
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June 18 Roster

  • Micha Hancock (S, 5-11, Edmond, Okla., Penn State Univ.)
  • Jordyn Poulter (S, 6-2, Aurora, Colo., Univ. of Illinois)
  • Justine Wong-Orantes (L, 5-6, Cypress, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska)
  • Tori Dixon (M, 6-3, Burnsville, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Jordan Larson (OH, 6-2, Hooper, Neb., Univ. of Nebraska)
  • Annie Drews (OPP, 6-4, Elkhart, Ind., Purdue Univ.)
  • Jordan Thompson (OPP, 6-4, Edina, Minn., Univ. of Cincinnati)
  • Sarah Wilhite Parsons (OH, 6-2, Eden Prairie, Minn., Univ. of Minnesota)
  • Michelle Bartsch-Hackley (OH, 6-3, Champaign, Ill., Univ. of Illinois)
  • Kim Hill (OH, 6-4, Portland, Ore., Pepperdine, Univ.)
  • Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson (M, 6-3, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Stanford Univ.)
  • Haleigh Washington (M, 6-3, Colorado Springs, Colo., Penn State Univ.)
  • Kelsey Robinson (OH, 6-2, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Univ. of Nebraska)
  • Chiaka Ogbogu (M, 6-2, Coppell, Texas, Univ. of Texas)

Coaching Staff

The coaching staff for the U.S. Women’s National Team includes:

  • Head Coach: Karch Kiraly
  • Assistant Coaches: Luka Slabe, Erin Virtue, Tama Miyashiro
  • Technical Coordinator: Jeff Liu
  • Athletic Trainer: Kara Kessans
  • Team Manager: Jimmy Stitz

FAQs

Q: Who won the USA vs. Poland match?
A: Team USA won the match against Poland with a 3-0 victory.

Q: What were the set scores in the USA vs. Russia match?
A: The set scores in the USA vs. Russia match were 25-21, 25-27, 25-23, and 25-15 in favor of Team USA.

Q: Did Team USA win any matches in Pool 5?
A: Yes, Team USA won two out of the three matches in Pool 5.

Conclusion

The 2021 Women’s VNL Pool 5 showcased intense competition between top teams. Team USA displayed their strength and skills on the court, winning matches against Poland and Russia. Although they faced a tough challenge against China, their performances throughout the tournament were commendable. Congratulations to all the teams for their outstanding efforts! To stay updated on future volleyball events, visit Alpinetgheep.

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