In a match that featured three deuce sets, 15 blocks were not enough to lift Argentina past Japan, which won its second five-set affair of the week. Romanas Shkulyavichus and Dmitriy Muserskiy scored in double digits to lead Russia past Germany in a sweep.
Simon Hirsch, Moritz Reichert and Tobias Krick starred in a four-set win over Argentina to snap a two-match skid for Germany. Russia owned the net both offensively and defensively in a sweep of Japan, marking its fourth straight win.
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.
France pleased the home crowd for the second straight night, moving past Argentina in four sets as Stephen Boyer and Kevin Tillie starred. Serbia picked up its fifth-straight win with a sweep of South Korea as Aleksandar Atanasijevic racked up a team-leading 17 points.
Ryan Sclater and Stephen Maar turned in double-digit point tallies to lift Canada to its third straight VNL victory, while the home crowd finally left happy as the Argentines bested Italy in every way in a surprise sweep on Sunday to close out a three-match homestand.
Ivan Zaytsev scored 17 points for Italy, but it was not enough to help his side past a Canadian team that was slightly better in every way. Facundo Conte scored a match-high 19 points to pace Argentina, but his team but gave away 40 points on errors in a five-set loss to Iran and dropped to 0-4.
After being edged in extra points in the first two sets, thanks in part to a stellar effort by Argentina’s Pablo Crer, the United States regrouped and rallied for a five-set win behind a 23-point effort by Ben Patch.
2017 Pan American Cup – Men July 25-30, 2017 Gatineau, Canada Schedule/Results Streaming Video/Replays After four near misses, Argentina…
After winning 14 straight sets, Argentina finally lost one in the gold medal match of the Pan American Cup, but bounced back to win the match in four sets.
Emerson Rodriguez scored 31 points, but it was not enough to complete Venezuela’s comeback effort in a five-set loss to Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Argentina continued on to a 3-0 Pan Am Cup start and semifinal berth with a 3-0 win over Canada.