Men’s Volleyball World Championships: September 13th Daily Summary
20 points from Wallace de Souza lifted Brazil over France in the best match of Thursday.
Italian Offense, Aussie Defense Lead to #VNL Pool 13 Marathon Wins
Korea dominated the offensive side of the ball and Italy excelled at the net before the Italians eventually hung on for the five-set victory. In a match featuring three deuce sets, all in extra points, a 12-kill advantage was the difference in a four-set Australian win.
Iran Blocks China in 3, Brazil Aces Russia in 4 Sets
Iran snapped a two-match losing streak with a dominant sweep of China, including 13 blocks. Brazil won its fifth-straight VNL match, keeping Russia off-balance with tough serving including 11 aces.
Jiang Racks Up 23 Points in China’s Surprise Sweep of Argentina
Chuan Jiang starred for China, racking up 23 points, as Argentina struggled to find its footing in a shocking sweep on Saturday.
Australia Downs Turkey, Sews Up Spot at Final Four Back Home
Australia topped Turkey and China rallied past Japan to wrap Group G2 play on Sunday.
Japan Outlasts Turkey Thanks to Ishikawa, Yanagida
Japan edged out Turkey in a back-and-forth five-setter, while China downed Australia in four sets on Day 2 of Pool G2 action.
Australia Gives Japan Crippling Loss to Open Pool G2
Australia defeated Japan in five sets. The loss is a big one for Japan, who now sit on the outside looking in.
Australia Stays Perfect in Pool D2 of World League with Win vs Finland
Australia remained perfect in a duel atop the Pool D2 standings with Finland. Slovakia also got a big victory to stay near the top of the Group 2 table.