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Robinson starts as United States national team ends losing streak in VNL
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Robinson starts as United States national team ends losing streak in VNL

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U.S. vs. Korea volleyball, 6.4

Members of the U.S. women's national team, including ex-Husker Kelsey Robinson (top left) have fun while music plays during the second set of a match against Korea on Tuesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The United States women’s national team snapped a two-match FIVB Volleyball Nations League losing streak, overcoming a slow start to defeat Poland 21-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-11 on Wednesday in Jiangmen, China.

The Americans are now 8-3 overall with 24 points in the standings. They are in fifth place, with four preliminary matches remaining. The top five teams and host China advance to the final round.

The U.S. concludes the fourth week of preliminary matches Thursday against China.

Opposite hitter Annie Drews led the USA offense with 20 kills on 41 swings and an ace serve for a match-high 21 points. Outside hitter Kelsey Robinson, a former Husker,  started the match and had 10 points with eight kills on 21 attacks, one block and one ace serve.

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Husker volleyball/women's basketball reporter

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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