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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Boys’ National Team earned a sweep along with Cuba, setting up a battle for the Pool B title.
As Week 3 approaches, the United States is one of three 5-1 teams atop the VNL standings. Canada is right behind at 4-2. The teams will meet on Sunday in a rematch of the 2017 World League bronze medal match.
Matt Anderson joined Team USA in week 2 and scored 42 points while playing at both opposite and outside hitter positions.
Cuba and the United States appear to be the favorites in the 2018 NORCECA U19 Boys’ Continental Championship.
USA Volleyball has honored Joan Powell with the 2018 Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award during its annual recognition banquet on…
Day 6 of the Volleyball Nations League brought some surprising results, but in the end, the top three teams – Poland, the United States and Brazil – moved to 5-1 although Brazil surged ahead of the USA in the standings with a five-set win.