Jordan Larson had eight kills and five aces, including two key aces in the final set as the U.S. Women's National Team rallied for a 17-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-15, 15-11 win against Turkey in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Six on Wednesday in Nanjing, China.
Larson served a 4-0 run that broke an 8-8 tie in the final set.
The United States will play Serbia at 2 a.m. Friday to conclude pool play. A victory would clinch a berth in the final for the United States.
"It was a great comeback," Larson said. "Obviously Turkey is a very strong team. I think we were waiting for things to happen instead of taking control of our side and really focusing on that. I think that is what you saw in sets three, four and five."
Michelle Bartsch-Hackley led the Americans with 19 kills on 41 swings off the bench. Kelly Murphy added 15 kills.
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Former Husker Kelsey Robinson, who is playing libero, was credited with 40 receptions.
The United States broke a 12-all tie in the third set with a key 4-0 run and carried on for the 25-21 victory. The Americans raced to a 10-4 lead in the fourth set and controlled the final points for a 25-15 victory. Team USA used a 4-0 run to break an 8-all tie in the fifth set to roll to a 15-11 victory in the tiebreaker.
"I think we upped our serving pressure, so they got into some passing trouble," Larson said. "We made a few more digs, and that definitely helped us."
The USA roster also includes ex-Husker Justine Wong-Orantes.