By Cindy Luis
U.S. def. Russia 25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 19-25, 21-19 today (Friday) in Kaliningrad, Russia. Crowd announced at 7,000.
It clinches a spot in the World League final round next month in Italy.
Christenson set the whole match, E. Shoji at libero.
Matt Anderson with 35 kills and a block, Taylor Sander with 21 kills and three aces.