Stephen Boyer led France on Wednesday with 23 points in France’s 3-2 win over Brazil. In the other match, Russia handled Poland 3-1 while getting double-digit production out of 4 players.
Bartosz Kurek led Poland with 23 points in a defeat to Russia in the first match of the #VNL Final Six. He has a relaxed attitude going into Thursday’s match against the United States.
Radostin Stoychev is the latest piece of the puzzle for KPS Stocznia Szczecin in their attempt to reach the top echelon of the Polish PlusLiga. Stoychev will act as the sports director for the club after being let go by Modena last year.
Nikola Jovovic is staying in Turkey for the 2018-2019 season, but has signed with Ziraat Bankasi Ankara.
Bartosz Kurek is returning to Poland after spending last season in Turkey with Ziraat Bankasi. Kurek will be suiting up for KPS Stocznia Szczecin in 2018-2019.
Even with top scorers Artur Szalpuk and Bartosz Kwolek on the bench for most of the match, Poland snapped its three-match losing skid with a sweep of Argentina. Wallace DeSouza scored a match-high 16 points and had help from Lucas Loh and Lucas Saatkamp in leading Brazil to a sweep of Australia, ending a three-match skid.
Offense was key for Serbia as the team’s 44-37 edge in kills was the difference in a sweep of Poland decided by just six points.
In a match that was much closer than the statistics showed, Iran pulled a big upset over World No. 3 Poland, issuing the team its second loss of VNL play.
Germany led Poland in all facets of the game and overcame a 21 point effort by Michal Kubiak for a four-set victory on Sunday, handing Poland its first VNL loss. Chuan Jiang’s efforts were finally rewarded as he poured in 30 points for No. 20 China in a five-set win over No. 10 France.
Nine blocks and 24 French errors as well as a key substitutionary effort by Dawid Konarski lifted Poland to a sweep of France and a perfect 4-0 VNL mark. Chuan Jiang turned in a match-high 24 points for China, but it was not enough to lift the team to an upset of No. 10 Germany.