20-year old middle blocker Agustin Loser is quickly becoming a focal point of a veteran Polish team.
Tomas is an excellent all around player, displaying solid skills in all of the sport’s fundamentals. He’ll greatly help a Vibo team that really under-performed last season with an abysmal 4-22 record
Poland’s 3-0 sweep over Australia clinched the last spot in the Final Six on the final day of the pool play.
Five of the six Argentine starters scored in double digits as the team garnered its third win of VNL play against home-standing Australia. Brazil secure its spot in the VNL Final Six with a four-set win over fellow contender Poland with help from a 19-kill effort by Evandro Guerra.
Even with top scorers Artur Szalpuk and Bartosz Kwolek on the bench for most of the match, Poland snapped its three-match losing skid with a sweep of Argentina. Wallace DeSouza scored a match-high 16 points and had help from Lucas Loh and Lucas Saatkamp in leading Brazil to a sweep of Australia, ending a three-match skid.
In a match that featured three deuce sets, 15 blocks were not enough to lift Argentina past Japan, which won its second five-set affair of the week. Romanas Shkulyavichus and Dmitriy Muserskiy scored in double digits to lead Russia past Germany in a sweep.
Twelve blocks, including five by Agustin Loser, were the difference as Argentina scored its second win of VNL play. France rode 14 blocks and eight aces to a sweep of Serbia on Sunday, cementing its spot in the VNL Top 3.
Drazen Luburic racked up 20 points with 16 kills, three aces and a block, to guide Serbia to a four-set win over Argentina. France had the upper hand across the board in a sweep of Korea to the delight of the home crowd.
Even where there shouldn’t be pressure, the French team has spoken all summer of the pressure of performing for their home fans in the name of domestic growth of the sport.
Ryan Sclater and Stephen Maar turned in double-digit point tallies to lift Canada to its third straight VNL victory, while the home crowd finally left happy as the Argentines bested Italy in every way in a surprise sweep on Sunday to close out a three-match homestand.