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USA volleyball vs. Poland, 5/15/18

Jordan Larson (10), a former Husker playing for the USA, serves in the first set against Poland in May during the FIVB Volleyball Nations League event at the Devaney Sports Center.

The United States women’s volleyball national team, ranked second in the world, opened the defense of its FIVB World Championship title won in 2014 by defeating Azerbaijan 29-27, 25-21, 25-21 on Saturday in Kobe, Japan.

Ex-Husker Jordan Larson helped lead the U.S. team with 11 points on 10 kills and one block. Ex-Husker and U.S. libero Kelsey Robinson had 12 digs. The U.S. national team has a 27-4 record in 2018. The U.S. will play Trindad & Tobago on Sunday.

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Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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