2018 FIVB MEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 5/POOL 18 June 22nd-June 23rd, 2018 Jiangmen Sports Hall, Jiangmen, China (seats…
Stephen Boyer and France are looking to get a big win against Brazil in Pool 16 to give them momentum for the last weekend of the Preliminary Round.
The United States have seemingly righted the ship and will take a two-match win streak into its three-match homestand in Hoffman Estates, Illinois next week, thanks to a four-set win over NORCECA foes Canada in Ottawa on Sunday.
Stephen Marr scored a match-high 18 points, but it was not enough to lead home-standing Canada past streaking Germany on Saturday.
Italy bested Iran in kills and aces, while Ivan Zaytsev notched a match-high 16 points, in a sweep. Canada put up 12 blocks and benefitted from 31 Argentine miscues in a four-set win on Saturday.
Ivan Zaytsev scored 17 points for Italy, but it was not enough to help his side past a Canadian team that was slightly better in every way. Facundo Conte scored a match-high 19 points to pace Argentina, but his team but gave away 40 points on errors in a five-set loss to Iran and dropped to 0-4.