Sunday, 14 April 2024

International Volleyball

Pro Volleyball Federation news and recaps; AVCA, NCAA beach, NCAA men updates

Pro Volleyball Federation news and recaps; AVCA, NCAA beach, NCAA men updates

In this report, we catch up on the Pro Volleyball Federation — which announced the site of its inaugural championship series — NCAA beach, USA Volleyball summer national teams and NCAA men.

Pro Volleyball Federation

Not surprisingly, the first-year league will play its semifinals and final in Omaha in May.

From the PVF news release:

Pro Volleyball Federation has announced that its first championship will take place in a city that supports professional volleyball like no other in the United States – Omaha, Nebraska. The semifinals on May 15 and title match on May 18 will take place at the CHI Health Center and be broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network.

The home of the Omaha Supernovas has already established the attendance standard for professional volleyball in America, with four of the top five U.S. attendance records coming this season – including all of the top three marks.

STANDINGS: Atlanta holds a one-game lead in the win column over Omaha. 

1. Atlanta Vibe (9-4)
2. Omaha Supernovas (8-4)
3. Grand Rapids Rise (6-5)
4. Columbus Fury (5-5)
5. Orlando Valkyries (5-8)
6. Vegas Thrill (5-9)
7. San Diego Mojo (3-6)

WHAT’S AHEAD: On Wednesday, Columbus is at Atanta. Thursday, Grand Rapids is at Omaha. Friday shows Orlando at Columbus and there are two matches Saturday as Vegas is at Omaha and San Diego at Atlanta.

RECAPS: Atlanta, San Diego and Grand Rapids won matches since our last report. 

Asjia O’Neal of the Columbus Fury hits against Atlanta

On Sunday, Columbus beat the Vibe 25-22, 27-29, 25-21, 25-23 as Reagan Cooper had 24 points on 22 kills, an ace and a solo block. She also had 14 digs. Asjia O’Neal had 17 kills, an ace and four blocks, one solo. Samantha Drechsel had nine kills, nine digs and seven block assists. Valeria Leon had 16 digs and four assists and new setter Tori Stringer had 51 assists, 10 digs, five blocks — one solo — two kills and two aces.

Anna Lazareva led Atlanta with 19 kills, two aces, seven digs and three blocks, two solo. Leah Edmond added 17 kills, an ace, nine digs and four blocks, three solo. Shelly Fanning had 10 kills, two aces, and nine blocks, three solo. Jehlarova Magdalena had four kills, two digs and 11 blocks, three solo. Setter Marlie Monserez had an ace and two kills to go with her 50 assists and 16 digs and Morgan Hentz had 14 digs …

San Diego swept Vegas 25-21, 25-23, 25-16. Temi Thomas-Ailara led with 16 kills and added two aces, seven digs and four blocks, one solo. Ronika Stone had nine kills and…

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