2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League – Week 2 / Pool 6
- June 1-3, 2018
- Goiania Arena; Goiania, Brazil
- Time Zone: UTC – 3; ET + 1
- World Rankings: No. 1 Brazil, No. 2 United States, No. 12 Japan, No. 21 South Korea
|Date||Time||Score||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5||Total||Report|
|1 Jun||12:15||Japan||2–3||United States||25–23||25–13||18–25||20–25||10–15||98–101||P2 P3|
|1 Jun||15:05||Brazil||3–0||South Korea||25–21||25–19||25–19||75–59|
Brazil def. South Korea 3-0
- Brazil defeated South Korea 25-21, 25-19, 25-19
- Brazil moved to 3-1 (10 points); South Korea moved to 0-4 (0 points)
Brazil’s offensive prowess and serving lifted the home side to a sweep of South Korea to open Week 2 of Volleyball Nations League action.
The Brazilians bested Korea in kills (39-32) and aces (6-3) to give them the advantage. Both teams served up five aces and the error differential was just one (21-20).
Isac Santos (12), Eder Carbonera (12) and Evandro Guerra (10) turned in double-digit point tallies to pace Brazil. Guerra downed a team-best 10 kills, while Santos and Carbonera each notched eight kills, two blocks and two aces. Week 1 star Wallace De Souza did not even take the court for the match.
Korea dug deep trying to find an answer for Brazil, utilizing 12 of its 14 players with nine scoring two or more points. Kyumin Kim led the team with eight points (5 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace), while Jae-Duck Seo and Jeon Kwang-In added seven points each. Seo posted seven kills, while Jeon tallied six kills and a block.
Korea did not go quietly, however, building a 9-8 lead in Set 3, but an upset was not to be as Leonardo Nascimento recorded a block to cap the 25-19 victory and the match.