The choices that Brazil makes about the setter position could determine whether they advance to the final of a 5th-straight World Championship.
The United States Men’s National Team finished the Ljubljana Challenge with its third victory in as many days, topping host Slovenia 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 25-21, in a final leadup to the World Championships.
The 20-year old Loser led a breakout by Argentina’s block on Friday, the 3rd of a 3-match sweep over the Americans men.
An improved Argentina block, led by 3 from Agustin Loser (blue jersey), offset the improved American reception on Thursday.
Julio Velasco led Argentina past the US 3-1 on Wednesday in the first of 3 friendlies.
Sacred Heart bested No. 20 Saint Francis; Stanford knocked off No. 12 Grand Canyon in five sets; No. 18 McKendree toppled No. 9 Lewis; No. 16 Concordia Irvine edged past No. 2 BYU in five sets; and No. 8 Ohio State posted a four-set win over No. 6 Loyola to highlight Thursday’s slate of upsets.
BYU’s Brenden Sander dropped nearly 50 points on opponents through a strong hitting effort and tough serve last week en route to week six VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Standout offensive efforts from UCLA’s Christian Hessenauer, Northridge’s Arvis Greene and BYU’s Brendan Sander lifted their respective squads to Top 20 victories on Saturday night.
BYU picked up its third straight win by topping USC in every statistical category as senior outside hitter Brendan Sander notched a career-high 23 kills and five aces.
#13 UC Santa Barbara def. #6 BYU 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 27-25) UCSB moves to 4-3; BYU falls to 5-4 Santa…