Micah Christenson set an efficient offense, and Matt Anderson led the scoring in a 3-0 win over Canada.
Canada, Iran, and Bulgaria will try to stop team USA
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.
The Americans secured the Pool C title with its fifth-straight win on Tuesday, topping Tunisia via sweep. Serbia meanwhile edged out Russia in five sets to claim the second spot in the group.
Taylor Averill led the match with 4 aces in a 3-0 win over Cameroon. Serbia defeated Australia to remain within striking distance of the top of Pool C.
The United States top Russia in a match-up of teams ranked in the top 4 of the world. Serbia beat Tunisia to stay in second place of Pool C.
The United States moved to 2-0 atop Pool C, holding on for a five-set win over Australia on Thursday.
Pool C got started with a trio of matches in Bari, Italy, on Wednesday. Cameroon and Russia walked away with sweeps, while the United States survived a five-set battle with Serbia.
Taylor Averill had 6 points in 5 sets in the United States’ opener against Serbia.
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