2018 FIVB VOLLEYBALL MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 9–30 September Schedule Teams Power Rankings Pool F Teams Matches Pts Sets Points Rank…
Australia cemented its spot among the top four in Pool C and punched its ticket to the second round of World Championships play, riding the arm of Lincoln Williams to a four-set win over Tunisia. Meanwhile, Russia cruised past Cameroon to set up its Pool C finale against Serbia.
Taylor Averill led the match with 4 aces in a 3-0 win over Cameroon. Serbia defeated Australia to remain within striking distance of the top of Pool C.
Australia followed Lincoln Williams to its first victory of the World Championships.
A well-rested Russian team blazed through Tunisia, including a record-setting 25-6 second stanza.
The United States moved to 2-0 atop Pool C, holding on for a five-set win over Australia on Thursday.
Pool C got started with a trio of matches in Bari, Italy, on Wednesday. Cameroon and Russia walked away with sweeps, while the United States survived a five-set battle with Serbia.
We talk about Volleyball being a truly international sport, but when you look at the Volleyroos about to play in the World Championships in Italy, you can see just how international and multicultural the sport, and our own team is.
Five of the six Argentine starters scored in double digits as the team garnered its third win of VNL play against home-standing Australia. Brazil secure its spot in the VNL Final Six with a four-set win over fellow contender Poland with help from a 19-kill effort by Evandro Guerra.
In what was Italy’s 500th world level victory, the team rode a balanced scoring effort and strong net play to a four-set win over China to kick off VNL Week 4. Twelve blocks and 32 Korean miscues gifted Australia a four-set win on Friday.
Australia ended its three-match losing streak by registering a five-set win over Germany, making good on 40 German miscues in the upset.