Justine Wong-Orantes World Cup

The United States women’s national team, including former Nebraska libero Justine Wong-Orantes, celebrates during the Americans’ four-set win against Argentina on Monday in the FIVB World Cup.

The United States women’s national volleyball team remained undefeated in the FIVB World Cup after defeating Argentina 25-21, 25-18, 18-25, 25-11 on Monday in Hamamatsu, Japan.

Team USA improved to 3-0 in the 12-team, round-robin World Cup.

Former Nebraska libero Justine Wong-Orantes started her first match of the event. Wong-Orantes was credited with a 56 positive reception percent on 18 chances, and 11 digs.

The U.S. showcased its team depth as it used a complete different starting lineup from the first two matches of the event.

Karsta Lowe, the opposite hitter from UCLA, sparked Team USA with 20 kills on 44 attacks, one block and one ace serve for 22 points.

Team USA held a 13-6 block advantage and 5-2 margin in aces.


Sports 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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