USA volleyball vs. Poland, 5/15/18

Jordan Larson (10), a former Husker playing for the USA, serves in the first set against Poland in May during the FIVB Volleyball Nations League event at the Devaney Sports Center.

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.

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