Set scores in Nagano, Japan were 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 25-19.
Miyashiro did not see action against Brazil; in international play, a team may designate a single Libero for each match. Nicole Davis was the USA Libero.
The World Cup is a 12-team round-robin tournament, spanning two weeks. The top three finishers earn bids to the 2012 London Olympic Games. The US is currently ranked second in the world.
see: USA Volleyball press release.
|Team USA's Foluke Akinradewo attacks against Brazil|
[photo by FIVB]