Dan McDonnell moved to the outside for the United States in their 3-0 sweep over Iran. The United States are a perfect 8-0 so far in the World Championships.
Aaron Russell put in a stellar performance against Bulgaria to clinch a spot in Round 3.
Micah Christenson set an efficient offense, and Matt Anderson led the scoring in a 3-0 win over Canada.
Without Patch on the roster, Matt Anderson will shoulder the responsibilities t the opposite position for the United States. They will look to set themselves up for a run at the Final Round this weekend in front of a home crowd in Hoffman Estates, Illinois for Pool 15 of the Volleyball Nations League.
Chuang Jiang is the leading scorer in the Volleyball Nations League. He will try to lead China against Russia, Brazil and Iran in Ufa, Russia from June 8-10.
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.
Iran adds another chapter to its up and coming volleyball resume, coming from behind 2-0 to hand Team USA its first defeat of the tournament.
Brazil and Italy will be playing a rematch of their Rio Olympic Games finals. France and Japan will close off the day’s games.