Without Patch on the roster, Matt Anderson will shoulder the responsibilities t the opposite position for the United States. They will look to set themselves up for a run at the Final Round this weekend in front of a home crowd in Hoffman Estates, Illinois for Pool 15 of the Volleyball Nations League.
Torch finished its 2017-18 season with a very respectable 18-8 record – Now it wants more
Ben Patch leads the USA in scoring through 3 weeks of play at the Volleyball Nations League.
Yuki Ishikawa is the latest addition to Emma Villas Siena. The outside hitter from Japan joins Fernando Hernandez, Gabrielle Maruotti, and Saeid Marouf in the club’s first year in Italy’s top league.
It wasn’t perfect, with 29 miscues plaguing the team, but the United States bested Australia in every way in a four-set win to bounce back after two devastating losses.
Matt Anderson joined Team USA in week 2 and scored 42 points while playing at both opposite and outside hitter positions.
Dustin Watten has signed to a new club for the upcoming season.
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.
John Speraw, head coach of the United States, went to his bench early to secure a comeback win over Japan. This strategy was much different than what he utilized in the first weekend of play in the Volleyball Nations League.
TJ DeFalco (above) got his first start of the 2018 Volleyball Nations League on Sunday in the United States’ 3-0 win over China.