Clevenot scored 12 points in the World League gold medal match last year.
With a travel schedule including 15 matches on multiple continents over five weeks, there is no question that the Volleyball Nations League will be taxing for all involved teams, but Brazilian coach Renan Dal Zotto and his team have taken their complaints about this grueling slate to the next level, dubbing it as “inhuman.”
Poland continued its blocking prowess, but it was not enough to defeat the No. 3 Serbs, who rested star Tijana Boskovic in a 3-1 win. Blocking and serving helped top-ranked China snap a two-match losing streak with a four-set win over No. 16 Thailand as Li Yingying watched from the bench.
Italy earned its first win of VNL play with an all-around effort against Germany, while South Korea won its fourth straight, besting Russia in a sweep in Pool 7.
Five aces and a balanced offensive attack lifted the USA to a quick sweep of the Netherlands, taking down the final unbeaten side in Volleyball Nations League play. Meanwhile, Japan dominated Belgium offensively in a sweep to wrap up Day 2 play in Pool 5.
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Ryley Barnes (above) and the Canadian men’s national team won their final tuneups for the 2018 Volleyball Nations League in Edmonton last week.
The 2018 VolleyMob Men’s Player of the Year, Nicolas Szerszen of Ohio State, has signed his first pro contract in Poland.
The Dominican Republic bested Argentina in every statistical category in a sweep for its first Volleyball Nations League win, while Brazil used its powerful offense to hand home-standing Turkey its first VNL defeat.
Britt Herbots (pictured at the bottom) takes a swing at the Netherlands front line and will bring her talent to Busto Arsizio next season.
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A balanced offensive attack, including three players with nine or more kills, helped lift Russia past Italy to open Pool 6 play, meanwhile a strong service game and a 29-point effort by Kim Yeon Koung were key in lifting the homestanding Koreans to a four-set win over Germany.
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The Americans used a strong block and a 21-point effort from Michelle Bartsch-Hackley to score a sweep of Japan to open week 2 of the Volleyball Nations League, meanwhile the Dutch relied on their offensive prowess to best Belgium in five sets.
Serbia’s Brankica Mihaljovic scored the most points (46) of any player in week 1 of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League. She’ll lead her team to a rematch of last year’s Grand Prix bronze medal match.
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