4 of the round’s 6 games were decided at the tie break.
With Superliga reaching its quarter-way mark, we start to see which teams are favorites to go on deep playoff runs
Team USA’s Matthew Anderson was chosen as the tournament’s best outside hitter despite his team’s poor performance
Brazil wins its fifth WGCC gold. Team USA greatly underachieves, loses to a depleted Italian team, and is knocked out of the podium.
Brazil’s 3-2 win against the USA all but gives the South Americans the tournament title, even though three other teams have mathematical chances at it.
Now, only a miraculous combination of results can prevent Brazil’s title with still one match to go
Matt Anderson’s 31 point effort wasn’t enough to hold off Brazil, who got out with a win at the tie break
(23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25 and 18-16)
The return of Olympians Matt Anderson, Alex Holt, and Aaron Russel were not enough for Team USA to fend off Brazil in the first game of the USA Volleyball Cup.
What to expect as Team USA hosts Brazil at near-full strength