The USA bested Bulgaria in every statistical category behind an 18-point effort by Taylor Sander in a four-set win in VNL Pool 2 on Saturday.
Bulgaria dominated China on the offensive side of the ball and in serving, but had to overcome 39 miscues in a five-set win on Friday.
On paper, the Americans are the odds on favorite to win Pool 2, with Argentina offering the biggest challenge. However, the roster will be a bit young without the services of Micah Christenson, Matt Anderson and Aaron Russell, who just finished Champions League play.
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Finally, in week six of the Italian men’s league, there is just one team that remains unbeaten – Sir Safety Conad Perugia.
Azimut Modena and Sir Safety Conad Perugia remain unbeaten after round five of the Italian Men’s Leauge.
Serbia picked up its second win of the competition, edging Estonia in five sets and all but ensuring itself the top spot in Pool A with a 2-0 mark, while Russia seized control of Pool C at 2-0 with a sweep of Slovenia.
The 2017-18 season of the Italian Men’s Superleague is finally set in stone with competition beginning on October 15.