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.