Matt Anderson led the USA to bronze with 29 points against Serbia.
2nd-ranked USA cruised by 34th-ranked Trinadad and Tobago in straight sets, while 5th-ranked Russia outlasted 16th-ranked Thailand in 5 sets to move to 2-0 in Pool C at the 2018 FIVB World Championships on Saturday. 24th-ranked Azerbaijan earned its first victory inside Kobe Green Arena, downing 10th-ranked South Korea in 4 sets to move to 1-1 in pool play.
Maret Balkestein-Grothues led Netherlands to a 3-2 win over Japan on Sunday, giving them the Pool A lead.
Pool D still hasn’t seen a competitive match at the 2018 World CHampionships. That will (hopefully) change on Monday when Serbia and Brazil play.
The Netherlands now have an inside track on preliminary perfection, while Mexico and Germany both bounced back with their first wins.
15th-ranked Cal Poly and Hawaii are still perfect against Big West Conference competition after Saturday sweeps. UC Davis was also victorious, recovering from an 0-2 deficit to outlast UC Santa Barbara in 5 sets.
Class of 2020 recruit Taryn Ames has committed to the Arizona State beach team.
Zhu Ting led China to another 3-0 win, while Bulgaria and Italy also picked up sweeps.
Tulsa stunned Wichita State in five sets to give Shockers their first loss in the American Conference.
#6 Texas swept West Virginia on the road while TCU won in Manhattan in four sets, keeping the Wildcats winless in Big 12 play.