It was far from a clean game, but the United States got three points with a sweep of Italy in its VNL finale to claim third place in the standings through the preliminary round.
The United States gave away 44 points on errors in a five-set loss to France on Friday, but clinched its spot in the Final Six regardless of the defeat.
Six starters scored, led by Matt Anderson’s 18 points, as the United States finished off a perfect 3-0 week at home in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
The United States left little question which was the better team in a home sweep of Poland on Saturday, climbing into second place in the VNL standings with the win.
The United States dominated Serbia in every way and Aaron Russell and Matt Anderson led the way with double-digit scoring efforts as the Americans kicked off a three-match homestand in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Ben Patch leads the USA in scoring through 3 weeks of play at the Volleyball Nations League.
In an off-season that has seen Polish power Asseco Resovia Rzeszow jettison about half of its team after a 4th-place finish…
The United States have seemingly righted the ship and will take a two-match win streak into its three-match homestand in Hoffman Estates, Illinois next week, thanks to a four-set win over NORCECA foes Canada in Ottawa on Sunday.
Matt Anderson joined Team USA in week 2 and scored 42 points while playing at both opposite and outside hitter positions.
Relative newcomer Jake Langlois and two-time Olympian Matt Anderson were the dynamic duo for the United States, each turning in double-digit scoring efforts to lift the Americans to a sweep of South Korea on Saturday.