Bartosz Kurek has Stocznia Szczecin catching their stride. He scored 18 points in thei 3-0 sweep of Resovia.
France and Brazil had a gem of a game today in Bulgaria
France’s Earvin Ngapeth (center) says he may not play in France’s opener at the World Championships, but that he does expect to be available for most of the tournament.
PlusLiga’s super team Szczecin continues to grow
Russia defeated France 25-22, 25-20, 25-23, avenging a 3-0 loss from the final match of Pool 20 and claiming the country its first world level gold since the 2013 World League tournament.
Stephen Boyer’s 31 point outburst led France past the United States despite a comeback effort from the Americans.
France’s serve and attack sliced through Serbia as they join Russia as Pool winners on the day with the semifinals next.
France faces a similar Final Six path to the 2017 World League they won as they host Brazil & Serbia in the 2018 VNL Pool A.
Italy put up 15 blocks and star Ivan Zaytsev chalked up a match-high 23 points to lift the team past first place France to keep its Final Six hopes alive on Saturday.