Hooked - (Stacia Naquin)
Updated: 10/11/2013 - I'm SO CLOSE to being able to do a pull-up. So my trainer introduced something new into my training.
The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated top-ranked Brazil 25-21, 19-25, 29-27, 17-25, 15-11 Friday night in the second of three exhibition matches in preparation for the Olympics.
The United States, ranked fourth in the world, was led by Ogonna Nnamani with 19 points, 16 kills and three blocks in front of a sellout crowd of 1,200 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
The United States and Brazil qualified for the summer games in Beijing at the 2007 FIVB World Cup. Brazil finished with the silver medal and the United States took the bronze.
''I think we played well as a team and using all the young players,'' coach Lang Ping said. ''We were able to check their talent and evaluate them during game situations against a very good Brazil team. We fell behind a couple times, but it didn't matter as it showed the spirit of this team to overcome adversity.''
Sheilla Castro led Brazil with 21 points, 15 kills, three blocks and three aces.
Brazil won the first match. The third was set for Saturday night at the Air Force Academy's Clune Arena in Colorado Springs.
Before the three-match exhibition, the United States women had not played on its own soil against international competition since a May 26, 2006, when the team played Poland in Chicago.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Posted: 08/06/2013 - Even if you don't plan to workout on your vacation, you may be surprised at the calories you're burning without even trying!
Updated: 06/18/2013 - We did a quick helicopter tour of the Black Forest burn area. Someone asked why the video looks shaky.
Updated: 05/20/2013 - Two weekends left to catch one great show!
Updated: 05/14/2013 - I'm still focused on meeting my goal of doing a pull-up. And I'm almost there! But I'm always getting this question: