International Volleyball

USA women’s pro volleyball report: Big week for Rettkie, Eggleston

USA women’s pro volleyball report: Big week for Rettkie, Eggleston

This is our weekly update on USA women playing professional volleyball around the world. Most of the players are former NCAA standouts:

Champions League

Milano stayed unbeaten in Pool A with a four-set win over Mulhouse as Dana Rettke had eight kills (hitting .700), three blocks and an ace. Kara Bajema had four kills, one block,and an ace. Reserve Carli Snyder had seven kills for Mulhouse. Jaali Winters had two kills.

VakifBank needed four sets to get past Serbian team Stara Pazova. Jordan Thompson was VakifBank’s second-top scorer with 15 kills, a block and an ace. Ali Frantti had 14 kills (.500) and two blocks and Chiaka Ogbogu had four kills and two aces.

Scandicci easily swept Vasas as Lindsey Ruddins had 15 kills (.444) and two aces. Taylor Bannister led Vasas with 13 kills (.440).

Taylor Bannister led Vasas with 13 kills against Scandicci/CEV photo

Potsdam was swept by Fenerbahce in Pool C. Justine Wong-Orantes was credited with 67% positive reception. Breland Morrissette added five kills.

Conegliano swept Stuttgart. Kelsey Robinson Cook had six kills and an ace, Khalia Lanier added six kills and two aces and Madison Bugg had one ace as a substitute. Krystal Rivers led Stuttgart with 10 kills. Alexis Hart contributed four kills and a block while Kayla Haneline had three aces and two kills.


Beziers advanced to the next round, the Playoff Stage, by beating FC Porto in four sets. Claire Hoffman entered and was the difference maker for Beziers with 17 kills (.483), three aces, and a block. Taylor Fricano followed with 15 kills and three blocks. Serena Gray added 12 kills, one block and an ace. Setter Ella May Powell had four aces, two blocks and a kill. Taylor Sandbothe led Porto with 11 kills and three blocks. Lauren Page had nine kills, two blocks and two aces. Kyra Holt added 11 kills and  Lauren Matthews had six kills and three blocks.

Viteos NUC won the first two sets to advance to the next round and then Maribor in five. Tessa Grubbs had seven kills, one block and an ace in the first…

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