Chronic pink eye and possible peripheral retinal degeneration will bench Polish captain Michal Kubiak for 30-60 days.
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.
China had the top scorer in the match, but Poland owned nearly every other statistical category, rolling to an easy sweep and a 5-0 record atop the Volleyball Nations League standings. Thibault Rossard and Barthelemy Chinenyeze took their turn in the spotlight as the top scorers for France as the team swept past Germany in all phases of the game.
Mateusz Bieniek, Poland’s 3rd-best scorer in last year’s World League, will rejoin the team for week 2 of the Nations League.
One of the season’s most expected teams has just been announced
Warszawa has been plagued with injuries this season and recently fell back to #3 in the Plus Liga standings after losing their starting libero, Damian Wojtaszek, in the team’s loss to BBTS Bielsko-Biala.
Onico Warszawa is trying to keep its core intact
Poland grabbed its third U21 gold medal, following titles in 1997 and 2003, with a sweep of Cuba in the championship match on Sunday.
The finals of the FIVB U21 Championships are set after Cuba topped Russia in four sets and Poland edge Brazil in five.
FIVB U21 Championships June 23-July 2, 2017 Brno, Czech Republic Schedule/Results Pool E Cuba 3, China 1 (25-21, 25-23,…