U.S. women’s volleyball team one win away from 2020 Olympic berth


U.S. Women rallied past Bulgaria in an important victory in the Tokyo Women’s Volleyball Qualification Tournament being held in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana (Courtesy: FIVB)

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The U.S Women’s Volleyball team is one win away from punching a ticket to the 2020 Summer Olympics after a win Saturday night against Bulgaria.

Team USA used a deep bench to rally past Bulgaria 21-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10 on Saturday evening on day two of the Tokyo Women’s Volleyball Qualification Tournament Pool C in Bossier City, Louisiana.

“I got to give Bulgaria a lot of credit,” U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Karch Kiraly said. “They played a great game. #16 was all we could handle and more. We knew she was good, she had a very strong match. It took a while for us to get going. But Jordan Thompson came in and gave us a lift, and so did Kelsey Robinson. Eventually, we started figuring things out. It was pretty rough, and we got pushed to the brink and I loved the response that our team had down 2-1.”

Team USA, ranked third in the world, hosts No. 11 Argentina on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. Sunday’s match can be watched live on KTAL NBC 6 and streamed on NBC Sports website.

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