For the first time in 2018, there is a new AVP men’s champion as Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb bested Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena for the Seattle gold. On the women’s side, No. 2 Emily Day/Betsi Flint came out on top, rallying past No. 3 Caitlin Ledoux/April Ross in tiebreak.
Bartosz Kurek is returning to Poland after spending last season in Turkey with Ziraat Bankasi. Kurek will be suiting up for KPS Stocznia Szczecin in 2018-2019.
After 120 matches, the stage is set for the inaugural men’s Volleyball Nations League Final Six.
It was far from a clean game, but the United States got three points with a sweep of Italy in its VNL finale to claim third place in the standings through the preliminary round.
Colombia will battle Bulgaria for gold at the 2018 FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup and a 2019 VNL bid. You can watch all the action live.
Portugal claimed first-place over Czech Republic and a berth in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League by winning the 2018 Challenger Cup.
Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about, claiming the Ostrava Four Star title in the Czech Republic. Spain’s Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira earned gold with a tiebreak win over Poland’s Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak.
France edged past an error-riddled Russian side for a sweep and the top spot on the VNL standings register heading into the Final Six.
Rozalin Penchev and Valentin Bratoev turned in 21 points apiece to lead the way for Bulgaria in a final five-set victory. Thirty-one errors were too much for Germany to overcome against host Iran, which ended its three-match homestand with a five-set win.
Czech Republic and Portugal will meet for Gold and a spot in the 2019 Volleyball Nations League, which you can watch live here.
Graham Vigrass turned in a match-high 18 points and the Canadians strong-armed Japan in blocks and aces in a sweep to round out their VNL campaign. Top scorer Drazen Luburic poured in 28 points and Serbia owned the net in a four-set win over host China on Sunday.
Poland’s 3-0 sweep over Australia clinched the last spot in the Final Six on the final day of the pool play.
USA took down defending champs Dominican Republic for Gold while Mexico earned Bronze at the 2018 NORCECA U20 Women’s Continental Championship.
Bulgaria took down Peru to set up a championship match with Colombia at the 2018 FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup.
Contenders Jeremy Casebeer/Reid Priddy and Amanda Dowdy/Irene Pollock made it through to the semifinals of the AVP Seattle Open on Saturday.
The semifinals are set for the Ostrava Four Star and the home crowd with have one team to cheer for on both the men’s and women’s sides in Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner and Barbora Hermannova/Marketa Slukova.
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