With the top three teams in the VNL standings plus seventh place Italy in Pool 20, it could be considered the group of death in terms of toughness. The Russians and Americans are just mere points away from the Final Six, while Italy will rely on home court advantage to push through.
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).
Six starters scored, led by Matt Anderson’s 18 points, as the United States finished off a perfect 3-0 week at home in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
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.
BluVolley Verona has announced that tests performed in Chicago have found a torn ACL in Thomas Jaeschke’s left knee.
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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.
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.
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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Ben Patch leads the USA in scoring through 3 weeks of play at the Volleyball Nations League.
James Shaw has decided not to play professional volleyball in order to finish his education. Shaw published a blog titled “Plans” in which he explains his decision.
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Jonah Seif will be on his way to Perugia in Italy. He will be taking the role of backing up Luciano DeCecco from James Shaw.
Clay Stanley’s recent induction into the Hawai’i Sports Hall of Fame marks the 10th volleyball player so honored, including his father, Jon Stanley.
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