Monday, 22 Jul 2024

U.S. Women and Türkiye Renew Their Rivalry

The highly anticipated semifinal match between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Türkiye in the Volleyball Nations League is just around the corner. Taking place at the College Park Center, this clash promises to be an exciting encounter between two formidable teams.

A Historic Rivalry

The U.S. Women’s Team, currently ranked number one in the world, and Türkiye, ranked third, have a long-standing history of competitive matchups. Since the U.S. Women’s victory at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the two teams have faced each other seven times, with the U.S. Women emerging victorious in every encounter. This includes three friendly USAV Cup contests in California and two meetings at the 2022 World Championship.

Türkiye’s Transformation

Türkiye has undergone significant changes since their last encounter with the U.S. Women’s Team. They have appointed head coach Daniele Santarelli, an Italian who played a pivotal role in Serbia’s victory at the 2022 World Championship. Santarelli has made strategic changes, such as moving Karakurt Ebrar from opposite to outside hitter and transitioning Cuban Melissa Vargas, who is now a citizen of Türkiye, to opposite.

The U.S. Women’s Perspective

U.S. Head Coach Karch Kiraly recognizes the challenge that Türkiye presents. He acknowledges the improvement in Türkiye’s performance and their increased firepower in recent years. The U.S. Women’s Team is excited about the upcoming match and is prepared to bring their best to the court.

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Previous Encounter

In their preliminary round match on June 4, the U.S. Women’s Team secured a hard-fought victory against Türkiye with a score of 3-2. This result sets the stage for another intense battle in the semifinals.

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Q: Will the match be broadcasted?
A: Yes, all matches of the Volleyball Nations League can be watched on

Q: What are the highlights of the U.S. Women’s schedule in the 2023 VNL?
A: The U.S. Women’s Team has displayed their prowess in matches against Serbia, Italy, Korea, Japan, and many other strong teams. Their journey to the semifinals has been filled with thrilling encounters.


The stage is set for an exhilarating showdown between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Türkiye in the Volleyball Nations League semifinals. With both teams eager to claim victory, spectators can expect a hard-fought battle on the court. Stay tuned for the outcome of this thrilling match!