France Starts Trevor Clevenot Over Julien Lyneel in World League Final

  0 Braden Keith | July 08th, 2017 | Brazilian Volleyball, European volleyball, FIVB World League, International Volleyball, News, South American Volleyball


  • Group 1 Third-Place Match
  • July 9th, 2017
  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • FIVB World League Third-Place Match
  • Schedule/Results
  • TV: YouTube, UniHD (U.S.), CBC TV (Canada)
  • Start Time: 7:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

France has started Trevor Clevenot over Julien Lyneel in the gold medal match at the 2017 FIVB World League on Saturday. That shows a massive swing for France at the 2nd outside hitter position this week. Lyneel was the hero of the team’s round of 6 play-in game on Thursday, but in Friday’s semi-final he struggled early, with just 1 kill in 11 swings. Midway through the 2nd set, he was substituted for Clevenot, who was an improvement with 7 kills on 17 swings.

France has two of the best offensive weapons in the tournament on its front line, Earvin Ngapeth and Stephen Boyer, but that 2nd outside hitter position has been a weakness for them. Kevin Tillie, son of head coach Laurent Tillie, would typically play in that spot, but he’s absent this summer with an injury, and if this French team has a weakness (besides size), that’s it.

France Semi-Final Bronze Medal Match
Outside Hitter/Receiver Earvin Ngapeth Earvin Ngapeth
Outside Hitter/Receiver Julien Lyneel Trevor Clevenot
Opposite Stephen Boyer Stephen Boyer
Middle Blocker Kevin Le Roux Kevin Le Roux
Middle Blocker Barthelemy Chinenyeze Barthelemy Chinenyeze
Setter Benjamin Toniutti Benjamin Toniutti
Libero Jenia Grebennikov Jenia Grebennikov

Brazil, meanwhile, stuck with its standard roster that they’ve used for most of the Final 6.

Brazil Semi-Final Bronze Medal Match
Outside Hitter/Receiver Ricardo Lucarelli Souza Ricardo Lucarelli Souza
Outside Hitter/Receiver Mauricio Silva Mauricio Silva
Opposite Wallace De Souza Wallace De Souza
Middle Blocker Lucas Saatkamp Lucas Saatkamp
Middle Blocker Muricio Souza Muricio Souza
Setter Bruno Rezende Bruno Rezende
Libero Thales Hoss Thales Hoss

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