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Thompson strikes 33 to keep USA undefeated in VNL Final Six


Jordan Thompson celebrates Friday in Nanjing as she strikes 33 times and becomes the first USA player to join the elite top scorers list in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League.

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 5, 2019 - Jordan Thompson became the first American player to score 30 points or more in a single FIVB Volleyball Nations League match Friday in Nanjing, scoring 33 and leading USA to a 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21) win over Brazil in the Final Six of the 2019 edition.

The 22-year-old opposite is also the second player to make the list during the Final Six, after Malwina Smarzek bagged 33 yesterday in Poland's five-set defeat to Brazil.

Thompson scored 30 points from attacks (30/51 for a brilliant 65% efficiency) and added two blocks and an ace to her tally.

There's a total of 16 entries in the list this season so far - compared to 14 from the inaugural VNL last year.

Her 33 points of today bring Thompson's season total to 114 - thoough with the many rotations of the USA lineup throughout the VNL, she is only the third-best scorer of her country, trailing Andrea Drews (181) and Chiaka Ogbogu (135).

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