Australian volleyball

FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup: Bulgaria Wins Pool B; Peru Advances to Semis as Well

Bulgaria won Pool B over Puerto Rico, although both advance, while Peru will join Colombia from Pool A in the semifinals.

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Poland, Brazil Bounce Back with Sweeps to Open #VNL Week 5

Even with top scorers Artur Szalpuk and Bartosz Kwolek on the bench for most of the match, Poland snapped its three-match losing skid with a sweep of Argentina. Wallace DeSouza scored a match-high 16 points and had help from Lucas Loh and Lucas Saatkamp in leading Brazil to a sweep of Australia, ending a three-match skid.

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#VNL Pool Preview: Brazil, Poland, Argentina, Australia

Australia is the only team of the three coming into the week on a victory, having found its stride, going 3-0 in South Korea, while the rest of the Pool 17 teams are looking to snap three-match losing streaks.

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Winner of FIVB Men’s/Women’s Challenger Cups to Earn Bid to 2019 #VNL

An adjustment to the rule will have the winners of the Challenger Cup go directly to the 2019 Volleyball Nations League.

FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup: Colombia Surprises Peru; Bulgaria Wins 3-0

Colombia blocked host-nation Peru into submission as they and Bulgaria earned opening day sweeps.

France, USA Lead #VNL Standings After Week 4

The battle for the Final Six is very much alive with only four teams mathematically eliminated: Iran (4-7), Argentina (2-10), China (2-10) and South Korea (1-11).

Korea Breaks Into Win Column; Australia Upsets Italy in 4 Sets

Even with Chuan Jing back in the lineup and scoring 17 points, China was no match for South Korea on Sunday as the Koreans earned their first VNL win with a home sweep. In a tight match, it was a handful of Italian errors that spelled the difference in a 3-1 Australian victory.

France Remains on Top, USA Climbs into Second in #VNL Standings

It was another day of shocking results in the Volleyball Nations League and as the dust settled, France, the USA and Russia are now the top three teams.

Italian Offense, Aussie Defense Lead to #VNL Pool 13 Marathon Wins

Korea dominated the offensive side of the ball and Italy excelled at the net before the Italians eventually hung on for the five-set victory. In a match featuring three deuce sets, all in extra points, a 12-kill advantage was the difference in a four-set Australian win.

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France Leads Four Teams at 8-2 Atop #VNL Standings Through Day 10

After 10 matches, four teams stand at 8-2, but Finals host France boasts the top spot in the standings with 25 points. Poland, Brazil and the United States follow.

Italy Wins 500th World Level Match; Australia Stuffs South Korea

In what was Italy’s 500th world level victory, the team rode a balanced scoring effort and strong net play to a four-set win over China to kick off VNL Week 4. Twelve blocks and 32 Korean miscues gifted Australia a four-set win on Friday.

2018 Men’s #VNL Pool 13 Preview: Australia, China, Italy, South Korea

Italy will look to pile up the wins this week with the bottom three teams in the Men’s Volleyball Nations League joining them in Pool 13.

Australia, Japan Score Day 9 Upsets, VNL Top 4 Teams Remain the Same

Sunday brought a few surprise results and standout performances, but the top four teams stood strong in Brazil, Poland, France and the United States.

Australia Shocks Germany, Capitalizing on Miscues in Five-Set Win

Australia ended its three-match losing streak by registering a five-set win over Germany, making good on 40 German miscues in the upset.

#VNL Standings: Poland Surges Into Top Spot, Canada Drops to 7th

Poland, Brazil and France maintained the top three spots in the Volleyball Nations League settings after Day 8, but it was a mixed bag of results that shook up the Top 5.

Anderson’s 20 Points Drive USA to 4-Set Win over Australia

It wasn’t perfect, with 29 miscues plaguing the team, but the United States bested Australia in every way in a four-set win to bounce back after two devastating losses.

Brazil Surges Into #VNL Lead, USA Drops to Fifth with Loss

At the end of Day 7, the VNL men’s top five are Brazil, Poland, France, Canada and the United States, with the teams divided by just four points.

Maar, Derocco Guide Canada to Home Sweep of Australia

Stephen Maar and Jason Derocco led the way as Canada edged past Australia in an all-around effort to please the home crowd in Ottawa.

Germany Continues Role as Giant Killer, Sweeping No. 2 USA

After upsetting World No. 3 Poland to wrap up Week 2 of the VNL, the Germans rode that confidence to a surprise sweep of the second ranked United States on Friday.

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