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2019 Women’s VNL – June 6 – Pool 10 – Head-to-Head Stats

 

USA take on Brazil in Pool 10 at the 2019 VNL

Lincoln, United States, June 6, 2019 - Korea are hoping to keep their four-match winning run against Germany, while the United States are aiming back-to-back wins against Brazil in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Germany – Korea (June 6, 2019)
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Republic of Korea are on a four-match winning run against Germany in major world level matches (FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix and Grand Champions Cup).
This four-match winning streak against Germany is Republic of Korea's longest run of victories against them since they won the first 11 encounters from 1972 to 1994.
Republic of Korea won 3-1 against Germany at the 2018 Volleyball Nations League, with Kim Yeon Koung scoring 31 points, the most points for a Korean player in a match at last year's VNL.
Germany last beat Republic of Korea at world level at the 2012 World Grand Prix. They won 3-0, conceding only 44 points.

Germany
• Germany have two wins and six defeats after eight matches in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League, the same record as they had after eight fixtures in 2018.
• Germany won their ninth match of the 2018 VNL, 3-1 versus Dominican Republic.
• Germany lost the opening set in nine of their last 10 VNL matches. In that run, they only managed to win the first set in their 3-0 win over Russia on 28 May.
• With her 15 points against United States on Wednesday, Nele Barber was Germany's top scorer for the first time in a VNL match.
• Lenka Dürr's 44% efficiency as receiver is the highest of all players in the 2019 VNL. Her 2.22 average as digger is the fourth-highest.
Louisa Lippmann leads Germany in scoring in the 2019 VNL on 102 points. She did not appear in Germany's 3-0 defeat against United States on Wednesday.

Republic of Korea
• Republic of Korea won only one of their eight matches in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League, 3-0 against Belgium in their fourth match.
• Republic of Korea lost 3-0 against Brazil on Wednesday. They have now suffered 13 straight-set defeats in the VNL, more than any other team in history of the competition (Argentina 12).
• Republic of Korea have lost 16 of their last 18 VNL matches, with the only exceptions in that run the 3-0 win over Belgium on 28 May and a 3-1 victory against Thailand on 5 June 2018.
• Heejin Kim scored four points in Korea's 3-0 loss versus Brazil to bring her total tally in the 2019 VNL to 85. In last year's edition, Kim won a total of 84 points.
• Sohwi Kang (10) was the only Korea player to reach double figures in scoring in their straight-set defeat against Brazil.
Dayeong Lee is the third best setter in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League, averaging 3.3 per set.

United States – Brazil (June 6, 2019)
Head-to-Head
• After United States their 3-1 win against Brazil at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League, USA could now win two matches in a row against Brazil at world level major tournaments for the first time since 3-0 victories in the 2014 World Championship semi-finals and the 2015 World Grand Prix.
• United States could become the second team to beat Brazil twice at the VNL after Germany.
• In total, Brazil have a W31-L24 record against USA at world level major tournaments (FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix and Grand Champions Cup).
• Two of these Brazilian victories were in the gold-medal matches at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012.
Jordan Larson (17 for USA) and Ana Carolina Da Silva (15 for Brazil) were their team's top scorers in USA's 3-1 win over Brazil at the 2018 VNL.

United States
• United States beat Germany 3-0 on Wednesday. USA have now won 15 VNL matches in straight sets, at least four more than any other team (China and Turkey 11).
• United States have never lost a VNL match by a 3-0 scoreline. They claimed at least one set in each of their 27 Volleyball Nations League matches.
• United States won 13 of their last 14 VNL matches. In that run, they only lost against Dominican Republic (3-2) on 30 May 2019.
• Kelsey Robinson scored a match-high 18 points against Germany, in what was her first appearance in the 2019 VNL.
Andrea Drews is USA's top scorer in the 2019 VNL on 82 points. She had 89 points in the preliminary round in last year's VNL.

Brazil
Brazil beat Republic of Korea 3-0 on Wednesday. They can now claim back-to-back wins in straight sets in the VNL for the third time, after 3-0 victories against Argentina and Dominican Republic in May 2018, and versus Netherlands and China in the final round in June 2018.
Four of Brazil's five wins in the 2019 VNL came in straight sets, with the only exception a five-set victory over Netherlands on 28 May.
Brazil have a W5-L3 record after eight matches in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League. With three defeats, Brazil have already equalled their total tally from last year's league round (W12-L3). They had a W8-L1 record after the first nine matches in last year's VNL.
Only Italy and Turkey (both 7) have played more five-setters in the VNL than Brazil (6). Turkey (5) are the only team to lose more five-setters in the competition than Brazil (3).
Gabriela Braga Guimaraes scored 14 points in Brazil's 3-0 win over Korea, at least six more than any other teammate.
Only Poland's Agnieszka Kakolewska (25) scored more points from stuff blocks in the 2019 VNL than Ana Beatriz Correa (24).

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