Wednesday, 8 February 2023

International Volleyball

Women’s pro volleyball: Pro debuts for Eggleston, Nuneviller, Dvoracek; 40 kills for Lowe; 37 for Cuttino

Women’s pro volleyball: Pro debuts for Eggleston, Nuneviller, Dvoracek; 40 kills for Lowe; 37 for Cuttino

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

CEV Champions League

Imoco Conegliano overcame a slow start to bounce back with a 16-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16 win over Rzeszow). Kelsey Cook had six kills for Conegliano. Kathryn Plummer appeared in two sets as a substitute and had three kills.

Volero Le Cannet earned the upset of the week by beating Milano 23-25, 25-20, 14-25, 25-15, 15-6. Jordan Thompson had 11 kills and four blocks for Milano. Both Dana Rettke and Jordan Larson appeared as substitutes, but did not score.

VakifBank stayed on top of its group with a 25-21, 25-22, 25-19 sweep of Novara. Chiaka Ogbogu had a match high five blocks and three kills. Kara Bajema was a serving substitute. McKenzie Adams came off the bench and had four kills for Novara.

Stuttgart also stayed on top of its group by sweeping La Laguna 25-19, 25-15, 25-18. Krystal Rivers had 11 kills (hitting .474) and a block. Simone Lee added nine kills (.563), a block, and an ace. Alexis Hart finished with two kills and a block in a substitute appearance for Stuttgart.


Olympiacos began the round of 16 with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 sweep over KP Brno. Jaali Winters had eight kills (.438) and a match high four aces.

Scandicci dispatched Mladost in the first leg of the series 25-19, 25-22, 25-19. Haleigh Washington was the top scorer for Scandicci with nine kills (.538), two aces, and a block.

Schwerin also swept, beating Bekescsaba 25-20, 27-25, 25-22. Lindsey Ruddins contributed six kills, a block, and an ace for Schwerin.

THY battled past TFOC in a back-and-forth encounter 25-15, 23-25, 25-14, 26-24. Madison Kingdon had 10 kills (.500). Taylor Fricano led TFOC with 16 kills, four blocks and an ace. Shannon Scully chipped in six kills. Kendall White was credited with 59% positive reception on 39 passes.

CEV Challenge Cup

Suhl began its round-of-16 series with a 21-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 win over Haifa of Israel. Danielle Harbin led all scorers with 17 kills (.438), three aces, and a block for Suhl. Julia Brown added 15 kills, two aces, and a block. Jenna Ewert had one kill and an ace while setting her teammates to hit .357. Briana Holman led Haifa with eight kills, four blocks, and three aces.

Chieri stormed past Panathinaikos 25-18, 25-17, 25-22. Brionne Butler had four kills, two blocks, and an ace for Chieri. Adora Anae was limited to six kills and a block…

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