Jordan Thompson left, and Jordan Larson celebrates an early point throughout their suit in opposition to Turkey.
After dominantly triumphing its first two sets, it appeared the U.S. Ladies’ volleyball crew was set to cruise to yet another Olympic victory in Tokyo.
However, then the tables became. The U.S.Blew its -set lead earlier than rebounding in a nail-biting fifth-set tiebreaker to defeat Turkey 25-19,25-20, 17-25, 20-25, 15-12, in a match that took just over two hours.
We work so tough to be a collective institution of 12,” American Annie Drews informed NBC’s, Heather Cox. “and I simply assume that shows in those big moments. We take a massive deep breath, we make eye contact and we play for each other.”
Drewes led the individuals with 5 factors within the tiebreaker.
The win became the Yankee’s third immediate victory in Pool B and ensures then a gap in the quarterfinals. Italy is also undefeated in Pool B. The individuals previously defeated Argentina and China, the protecting Olympic champion. Crew u.S.A. Is looking for its first gold medal in ladies’ volleyball.
Led by way of sensation Jordan Thompson, in her Olympic debut, the people ruled the primary two units towards Turkey. However, Turkey, dealing with the U.S. For handiest, the second one time in Olympic records, rallied returned and to take the next two sets.
Within the tiebreaker, The U.S. And Turkey exchanged multi-point runs and several ignored serves earlier than the individuals prevailed.