As Team USA made its trip to Brazil for VNL’s Week 2 of play, at least one of the players in its roster could boast about having plenty of experience in the country
The Americans had a 2-0 lead in the match, but wound up losing in a tie-breaker.
At the end of the day, Poland and the United States moved to 5-0 atop the standings with the Poles boasting the maximum 15 points to the USA’s 13. Brazil, France and Italy round out the top five at 4-1.
Holmes scored 45 points in his 6 Olympic matches.
Relative newcomer Jake Langlois and two-time Olympian Matt Anderson were the dynamic duo for the United States, each turning in double-digit scoring efforts to lift the Americans to a sweep of South Korea on Saturday.
Out of the 20-player training team, 12 have been chosen to represent the U.S. in June in Costa Rica.
Poland and the United States are the last two undefeated teams, each moving to 4-0 with very different results on Friday. Poland holds a slight advantage with 12 points to the USA’s 10. Brazil is 3-1, but also boasts 10 points.
2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League – Week 2 / Pool 6 June 1-3, 2018 Goiania Arena; Goiania, Brazil Time…
U.S. hitter Matt Anderson will represent the U.S. National Team for the first time this summer in week 2 in Brazil.
This pool features two of the 2016 Olympic medal winning teams in gold medalist Brazil and bronze medalist USA and the teams are playing Brazil in an arena that could hold as many as 15,000 raging fans.