Thirty-four errors plagued Germany in its five-set loss to Japan on Friday, nullifying the team’s advantages in kills and blocks. Argentina boasted a slight edge in kills and aces, but could not get out of its own way in the match, committing 24 errors in a 3-0 loss to Russia.
Stephen Marr scored a match-high 18 points, but it was not enough to lead home-standing Canada past streaking Germany on Saturday.
After upsetting World No. 3 Poland to wrap up Week 2 of the VNL, the Germans rode that confidence to a surprise sweep of the second ranked United States on Friday.
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.
The 4th leg in the 4th round of the Champions League has concluded with 4 teams remaining unbeaten to this point in the competition.
The first leg of the fourth round in the 2018 Men’s Champions League has concluded with some challenging matches and easy wins for others.
The away matches of the 2018 CEV Men’s Champions League have ended with eight teams advancing on to the fourth round of the competition.
The third round home matches have concluded on the men’s side of the competition, with the second round of matches set to begin on December 11, 2017.
VfB Friedrichshafen successfully defended their Bundesliga men’s Super Cup title against Berlin Recycling Volleys before 5,796 fans in Hanover, Germany.