Loretta Race contributed to this report. On the day Tokyo 2020 organizers announced that new Olympic venues’ construction is on track,…
MKS Będzin has signed Lincoln Alexander Williams for the upcoming season. Williams played for Rhein-Main Volleys in the German Bundesliga last year.
Five of the six spots in the Final Six are booked as Brazil and Serbia claimed their tickets to France with wins on Saturday.
Five of the six Argentine starters scored in double digits as the team garnered its third win of VNL play against home-standing Australia. Brazil secure its spot in the VNL Final Six with a four-set win over fellow contender Poland with help from a 19-kill effort by Evandro Guerra.
Bulgaria won Pool B over Puerto Rico, although both advance, while Peru will join Colombia from Pool A in the semifinals.
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.
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.
An adjustment to the rule will have the winners of the Challenger Cup go directly to the 2019 Volleyball Nations League.
Colombia blocked host-nation Peru into submission as they and Bulgaria earned opening day sweeps.