Archive for May 2018

Japan Survives Iranian Block; French Offense Too Much for Aussies

Yuji Nishida downed 18 kills, part of a team-best 21 point effort, to lead five double-digit scorers in a 3-1 win for Japan and regional foe Iran, while Stephen Boyer crushed 16 kills and led all scorers with 18 points as France overpowered Australia in a Sunday sweep.

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2018 Women’s European Volleyball League Week 1 Update

Bulgaria and Czech Republic are the lone undefeated nations in the Golden League as half of pool play has concluded at the Women’s European Volleyball League.

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Scandicci Signs Annie Mitchem, Italian NT Setter Malinov

Scandicci’s offseason haul includes adding Adenizia da Silva and Jovana Stevanovic at the middle, in addition to the starting Italian setter (above).

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U.S. National Team Setter Lauren Carlini Signs With Igor Volley Novara

Lauren Carlini (center) comes from Scandicci, who placed 2nd behind her new club Igor Novara in last year’s Serie A.

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Bulgaria Bests Short-Handed Argentina Squad 3-1

Argentina put up a good fight, winning the first set despite resting middle blocker Pablo Crer and outside hitter Ezequiel Palacios for the entire match, but ran out of gas in the end against a strong Bulgarian block.

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Team USA Makes Big Lineup Changes for Sunday at VNL

TJ DeFalco (above) got his first start of the 2018 Volleyball Nations League on Sunday in the United States’ 3-0 win over China.

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FIVB Lifts Suspension on Volleyball Federation of India

The suspension was first set in December of 2016, and its lifting coincides with the announcement of a professional volleyball league in India.

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Sander, Patch, DeFalco Lead USA Men to #VNL Sweep of China

The United States staved off the Chinese attack throughout the match, including a set-point attempt in Set 2, en route to its third win of Volleyball Nations League play.

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Paul Carroll Replaces Rouzier in Russia

After spending 8 years in Germany, Paul Carroll will replace Antonin Rouzier in Russia. The Australian will be the new opposite at Yenisei Krasnoyarsk.

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2020 Middle Blocker Justyus Jackson Commits to Tulsa

Class of 2020 middle blocker Justyus Jackson has committed to Tulsa.

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