Wednesday, 22 May 2024

U.S. Women’s National Team Secures Victory in VNL Match Against Dominican Republic

After a long-awaited return to the competition court, the U.S. Women’s National Team emerged triumphant in a sweeping victory against the Dominican Republic, with a final score of 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-12) at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) in Rimini, Italy.

A Successful Comeback for the U.S. Women’s Team

The U.S. Women’s Team, known for their exceptional performance in the VNL as two-time defending champions, displayed their prowess once again. Their next preliminary round match will be against Canada, another team from the NORCECA zone.

U.S. Women's National Team

Standout Performances

Kathryn Plummer, making her VNL debut, showcased her skills by leading the U.S. scoring with an impressive 16 points, comprising of 14 kills and two blocks. Jordan Larson and Jordan Thompson also made significant contributions, scoring 15 points each. Larson achieved 14 kills and one block, while Thompson secured 13 kills, one block, and one ace.

Progress Throughout the Game

Despite a slow start, the team progressively improved their performance as the match wore on, resulting in a decisive win. Middle blocker Hannah Tapp’s four blocks and three kills played a crucial role in the team’s success. Libero Justin Wong-Orantes delivered an exceptional performance with 10 digs and nine successful receptions.

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Statistical Highlights

The U.S. Women’s Team outperformed the Dominican Republic in various key areas. They secured more kills (51-34), blocks (9-3), and aces (2-1). The U.S. team demonstrated an excellent hitting efficiency of .376, while the Dominican team committed more errors with a total of 15 compared to the U.S.’s 13.

The Journey Ahead

Interestingly, the U.S. Women’s Team’s previous match as a team was a 3-2 loss against the Dominican Republic in the final of the NORCECA Championship in October 2019. This victory against the same team symbolizes their progression and growth since then.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: When is the U.S. Women’s next match in the VNL?
A: The U.S. Women’s next match is against Canada and will take place at noon PDT on May 26.

Q: How can I watch the VNL in the United States?
A: The VNL will be broadcasted in the United States on the FIVB’s streaming service, Volleyball World TV.

Q: Who are the key players on the U.S. Women’s National Team?
A: Some of the key players on the U.S. Women’s National Team include Kathryn Plummer, Jordan Larson, and Jordan Thompson.


The U.S. Women’s National Team’s victorious return to the VNL has undoubtedly set the stage for an exciting and promising season. With their exceptional performance against the Dominican Republic, the team has reaffirmed their position as one of the top contenders in international volleyball. As the tournament progresses, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing their continued success.

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