Argentina Advances Despite Loss to Japan; Italy Moves to 5-0 in Pool A
Japan defeated Argentina in five sets, but missed out on a spot in the second round on point totals (6-5) to the Argentines. The day’s other match planted Italy firmly atop the group at 5-0 as the host nation edged Slovenia in four sets after dropping the opener.
Italy Continues Dominating Pool A Run With Win Against The Dominicans
Pool A Daily Recap
Zaytsev Hits 15/17 From The Field To Lead Italy Past Belgium In Pool A
Zaytsev Has Stellar Night
Japanese Men Appear on Taiiku-Kai TV before World Champs
In the run up to the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championships, the Japanese men’s national team has gone on…
Japan Men’s World Champs Roster Revealed
On August 28th, the Japanese Volleyball Association (JVA) held a press conference at the Ajinomoto National Training Center in Tokyo…
Japan’s NT Captain Masahiro Yanagida Signs In Poland With Cuprum Lubin
Masahiro is a star in Japan, with massive social media following due to his Ikemena (handsome) status
Canada Closes Out VNL with Sweep; Serbia Wins Fifth Straight
Graham Vigrass turned in a match-high 18 points and the Canadians strong-armed Japan in blocks and aces in a sweep to round out their VNL campaign. Top scorer Drazen Luburic poured in 28 points and Serbia owned the net in a four-set win over host China on Sunday.
Serbia Tops Japan to Make Final Six; Canada Sweeps China
Serbia put up 10 blocks and had help from four double-digit scoring efforts in a four-set win over Japan to secure its spot in the VNL Final Six. Stephen Maar was back on his game for Canada with 16 points to lift his team to a sweep of China.
Errors Plague Italy in 5-Set Loss to Japan; Poland Wins in 4
Dawid Konarski and Bartosz Kwolek made their way back into the starting lineup for Poland and made the most of it, combining for 35 points in a four-set win on Sunday. Meanwhile, forty-three errors undid Italy in a five-set loss to host Japan.