Bulgarian national team player Valentin Bratoev posted a photo of him and his family on an airplane early October with…
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.
Bulgarian outside hitter Valentin Bratoev described his team’s effort with a classic pop culture reference: “The Americans were like Monstars from Space Jam, we didn’t have Buggs Bunny and Michael Jordan.”
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.
Iran nailed down its spot as the No. 2 team coming out of Pool D with a five-set comeback win over Finland. Meanwhile Poland snatched up its fifth-straight win, topping Bulgaria in four sets.
After Bulgaria defeated Cuba 3-0 on the September 16th to claim their third win thus far at the 2018 FIVB…
Bulgaria continues to roll in Pool D with a 3-0 win over Cuba.
After opening the World Championships against host Bulgaria on Sunday, Finland had a couple of days to regroup and bounced back with a sweep of No. 16 Cuba. Meanwhile, Bulgaria moved to moved to 2-1 and secured its place in the second round with a dominant blocking effort (12-0) in a sweep of Puerto Rico.
A team-high 14 points for Valentin Bratoev (#10) led Bulgaria to a first win of the 2018 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship in front of a home crowd in Varna.