Bartosz Kurek has Stocznia Szczecin catching their stride. He scored 18 points in thei 3-0 sweep of Resovia.
Benjamin Toniutti has ZAKSA firing on all cylinders to start the Polish PlusLiga.
MKS Będzin fell to PGE Skra Bełchatów on Wednesday.
With a spot in the semifinals already a surety, American coach John Speraw opted to give his younger players some experience in the pool finale against Brazil on Friday and the team suffered its first loss of the tournament, falling 3-0.
John Speraw of the United States and Marcelo of Brazil are using varied lineups for their match to conclude Pool I in the Final Six.
Dan McDonnell moved from middle blocker to the outside hitter position in the USA’s 3-0 sweep over Iran.
The Americans secured the Pool C title with its fifth-straight win on Tuesday, topping Tunisia via sweep. Serbia meanwhile edged out Russia in five sets to claim the second spot in the group.
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 United States will use a familiar lineup in their bid to win a second FIVB World Championship this month.