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.
The United States left little question which was the better team in a home sweep of Poland on Saturday, climbing into second place in the VNL standings with the win.
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Just one day after a shocking defeat at the hands of No. 6 Canada, top ranked Brazil stumbled again on Saturday, falling to No. 9 France via sweep. Boyan Yordanov accounted for half of No. 14 Bulgaria’s 40 kills in a surprise sweep of No. 6 Canada.
Thomas Jaeschke (#17) had 9 points before leaving early in the 2nd set.
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.
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The United States dominated Serbia in every way and Aaron Russell and Matt Anderson led the way with double-digit scoring efforts as the Americans kicked off a three-match homestand in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Gavin Schmitt and Nicholas Hoag carried Canada to a shocking sweep of a Brazil, ending a two-match losing skid, meanwhile France was better than Bulgaria in every way in a sweep for its fourth straight VNL win.
Without Patch on the roster, Matt Anderson will shoulder the responsibilities t the opposite position for the United States. They will look to set themselves up for a run at the Final Round this weekend in front of a home crowd in Hoffman Estates, Illinois for Pool 15 of the Volleyball Nations League.
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After 120 matches in round robin play, the Volleyball Nations League Final Six is set and the pools for Nanjing on June 27-29 are set.
With the Final Six field already set, Thursday’s results were about seeding, pride and final placement. The United States finished atop the standings, while Italy, Russia and the Dominican Republic ended round-robin play with wins.
The United States wrapped up the Volleyball Nations League round-robin action atop the standings table, clinching the top spot with an all-around team effort in a sweep of last place Argentina.
Ben Patch leads the USA in scoring through 3 weeks of play at the Volleyball Nations League.
Twenty blocks and four double-digit scoring efforts lifted Russia past Japan to close out both teams’ Volleyball Nations League slate. In a fairly even match, 27 Polish errors helped the Dominican Republic to a four-set win, snapping a seven-match losing skid.
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