USA in must-win situation in third round match with Netherlands


Nagoya, Japan, October 15, 2018 - The United States will need to win against Netherlands in Monday's Pool H match in order to keep their chances to defend the FIVB Women's World Championship.
• United States have won all their six matches against Netherlands at the World Championship.
• At both the 2010 and 2014 World Championship, United States won this fixture in straight sets. These nations' first World Championship meeting in 1956 was also a straight-set victory for USA.
• All three other encounters between these nations (1970, 2002, 2006) at the World Championship went into a fifth set.
• United States are unbeaten in their last nine matches against Netherlands in world level major competitions, since a five-set defeat at the 2007 World Grand Prix.
• The women's world level major competitions are: Olympic Games, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Prix, Grand Champions Cup and Nations League.

• Netherlands are secured of a top-six finish at the World Championship for the first time.
• Netherlands could reach the semifinals for the first time if they beat Unites States.
• Netherlands have lost only one of their eight matches at the 2018 World Championship, a five-set defeat against Brazil in the second round.
• Netherlands have won six of their nine matches at the 2018 World Championship by a 3-0 scoreline. They have never won seven matches in straight sets at a single edition of a world level major competition.
• Only Italy's Paola Ogechi Egonu (182) and Germany's Louisa Lippmann (179) scored more points in the first two rounds of the 2018 World Championship than Lonneke Slöetjes (174).

United States
• United States need a victory against Netherlands to keep a chance of reaching the semifinals.
• United States have lost their last three matches at the 2018 World Championship, after starting the tournament with seven straight wins.
• United States could lose four successive matches in a single World Championship for the first time since 1986.
• Jordan Larson (111) and Kimberly Hill (107) have scored at least 100 points for USA at this World Championship.


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