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Outside hitter Kelsey Robinson scored 15 points in sparking the United States women’s national volleyball team to dominating 25-22, 25-18, 25-19 victory against Brazil on Thursday to conclude the first phase of the FIVB World Cup in Hamamatsu, Japan.

Team USA, ranked third in the world, improved to 5-0 and is in second place in the 12-team round-robin World Cup. Brazil, ranked fourth in the world, falls to 3-2 overall.

Robinson, who played at Nebraska for one season in 2013, collected 14 kills on 31 swings and one block for her team-leading 15 points.

Ex-Husker Jordan Larson handled 37 of the team’s 54 receptions with an impressive 62 positive reception percentage. She added six digs.

Brazil had beaten Team USA earlier this summer during a match played in Lincoln, but later the Americans beat Brazil twice in the same tournament.

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