European volleyball

Brazil Smokes Argentina, Turkey Overcomes 26 Points by DR’s Martinez

Brazil dominated all facets of the game in a 3-0 thumping of the last place Argentines, their fourth straight NVL victory. Brayelin Martinez dropped a match-high 26 points, including 24 kills, but it was not enough to lift the Dominican Republic past Turkey in a 3-1 loss.

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France Finalizes 14-Man Roster for Week 1 of VNL; No Trever Clevenot

Clevenot scored 12 points in the World League gold medal match last year.

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Italy Earns First #VNL Win, Korea Tops Russia for Fourth Straight

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.

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Larson Leads USA Past Dutch, Japan Sweeps Belgium in #VNL Pool 5

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.

CEV Eliminates Technical Timeouts in Volleyball, Effective May 14th

The Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV), which is the governing body for most international volleyball in Europe, has eliminated technical…

Dominican Republic Earns 1st Win, Brazil Hands Turkey 1st #VNL Loss

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.

18-Year-Old Belgian National Teamer Signs with Busto Arsizio

Britt Herbots (pictured at the bottom) takes a swing at the Netherlands front line and will bring her talent to Busto Arsizio next season.

Poland Upsets Top-Seeded China, Serbia Downs Thailand in #VNL Pool 6

2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 2/POOL 7 May 22-24, 2018 Macau Forum | Macau, China (Capacity: 4,000)…

Russia, South Korea Open #VNL Pool 7 With Wins

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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Bronze Medal Rematch in Pool 7 of 2018 W. Volleyball Nations League

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.

Germany Drops 3 Players for Week 2 of Volleyball Nations League

After an upset of 2017 Grand Prix Champions Brazil, Germany has made 3 changes to its reserves for week 2.

2018 VNL (W) Pool 5 Preview; Japan, Belgium, Netherlands, USA

The United States and Netherlands spearhead Pool 5 with Japan and upstart Belgium joining the week two action.

Canadian National Team Libero Blair Bann Among 3 Adds for Chaumont

Besides Bann (above), Chaumont has also added Bulgarian National Team member Martin Atanasov and Frenchman Julie Winkelmuller

Washington All-American Tia Scambray Signs First Pro Contract

Scambray will be joined by former Washington State All-American Kyra Holt and Martenne Bettendorf from Oregon.

Italian Men Name 14-Man Roster for Volleyball Nations League Week 1

Ivan Zaytsev is back in the fold for the Italian men’s National Team.

Italy Women Add Lucia Bosetti for Week 2 of Volleyball Nations League

In the first week of the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League, the women of Italy finished 0-3 and sit…

Russia Defeats Bulgaria in Men’s Friendly

Russia took down Bulgaria in a friendly to help prepare both teams for the Volleyball Nations League next week.

Now Retired, Aleksandra Jagielo Joins Bielsko-Biala As Sports Director

Jagielo will be able to offer a lot of experience to her peers. After all, she is one of the Poland`s most successful players of all time, having won two European Championships with the Polish national team, in addition to eight domestic Polish titles.

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