Germany led Poland in all facets of the game and overcame a 21 point effort by Michal Kubiak for a four-set victory on Sunday, handing Poland its first VNL loss. Chuan Jiang’s efforts were finally rewarded as he poured in 30 points for No. 20 China in a five-set win over No. 10 France.
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.
Nine blocks and 24 French errors as well as a key substitutionary effort by Dawid Konarski lifted Poland to a sweep of France and a perfect 4-0 VNL mark. Chuan Jiang turned in a match-high 24 points for China, but it was not enough to lift the team to an upset of No. 10 Germany.
2018 FIVB MEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 1/POOL 1 May 25-27, 2018 Kindarena, Rouen, France Time Zone: GMT +…
In the 21-year old Patry and the 22-year old Stephen Boyer, France has two young, world-class options at opposite.
Earvin Ngapeth (center), the MVP of last year’s World League, will lead France into a home edition of the new FIVB Volleyball Nation’s League tournament.
In this week’s must-see Ligue A match, #2 Montpellier travels to Robert Grenon Hall at the Sports Palace to take on #4 Tours.
In the premier match of week four, Chaumont VB 52 defeated Ligue A leader Montpellier UC in a five-set thriller.
The Ligue A match of the week features #1 Montpellier against Chaumont, the defending champions who were in third place going into week four play.
After three weeks, the Montpellier UC side leads the table ahead of a much-anticipated match with reigning champs, Chaumont VB-52, on Sat., Nov. 4.