Aleksandar Atanasijevic scored 19 as Perugia beat Trentino to remain in first place.
Aaron Russell and Uros Kovacevic led Trentino over Sora.
Brenden Sander made his first appearances for Lube Civitanova in their final friendly matches in preparation for the 2018-2019 season.
Wallace De Souza of Brazil and Chuan Jiang of China scored 87 points apiece in the preliminary round of the FIVB Men’s World Championships to lead the field. Here’s a look at the other statistical leaders in Round 1.
2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships – Preliminary Pool D Sept. 12-18, 2018 Palace of Culture and Sports; Varna, Italy Pool…
Maurice Torres’ 37-point performance was the 2nd-best of all-time in a men’s World Championship match, but it wasn’t even the best his country has ever seen.
After opening the World Championships against host Bulgaria on Sunday, Finland had a couple of days to regroup and bounced back with a sweep of No. 16 Cuba. Meanwhile, Bulgaria moved to moved to 2-1 and secured its place in the second round with a dominant blocking effort (12-0) in a sweep of Puerto Rico.
Poland was dominant in all phases of the game against Puerto Rico, earning its second win of the World Championships. Iran also moved to 2-0 with a four-set win over co-hosts Bulgaria.
An overwhelming offensive effort gave Iran the advantage in a sweep of Puerto Rico, while Poland relied on its block in a four-set win over Cuba to kick off the second day of Pool D play.
Puerto Rico will debut in the competition against Iran on September 12. It will then round off Pool D play against Poland, Bulgaria, Finland, and Cuba.