Averill lead his team with 20 points, but dropped a tight match 3-2 in the first leg of the 2nd Round.
Chaumont put forth a nearly perfect performance against Viking of Norway to move to the 2nd Round.
Michael Saeta led Chaumont VB 52 to their first win in the Champions League.
What will the new season hold for the Chaumont 52 side after winning the French Ligue A championship in 2016-2017.
Earning free passes directly to the quarterfinals are: Serbia (A), Germany (B), Russia (C) and Belgium (D). All four teams won their groups with perfect 3-0 marks.
Australia and Finland moved to 2-0 in Pool D2 play, topping Slovakia and China respectively, setting up a battle for the pool’s top spot on Saturday.
Finland went offensive to get their first win of the 2017 FIVB World League.
The first day of the World League has come to a close for the teams of Group 2 Pool B2.