Tustin High to host women’s volleyball match featuring U.S. and Japanese national teams

Tustin High School is hosting an exhibition match on Friday, July 27 between the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team and the Japanese National Team.

Volleyball players from the U.S. and Japan greet before a match

U.S. captain Carli Lloyd greets a Japanese opponent in a pre-match coin toss.

The friendly competition is part of a joint training session between the U.S. squad and their Japanese counterparts, who have been training in Anaheim this week while marking the two-years-to-go countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The first serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday in the Tustin High Sports Pavilion, located at 1171 El Camino Real. Tickets — they’re $10 for general admission and $7 for kids 10 and under, seniors and military personnel — will be sold at the campus an hour before the match.

In addition to staging the 2020 Olympic Games, Japan is hosting the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship, which is on a four-year cycle.

For more information, check out the USA Volleyball website.