Team USA’s Matthew Anderson was chosen as the tournament’s best outside hitter despite his team’s poor performance
Brazil wins its fifth WGCC gold. Team USA greatly underachieves, loses to a depleted Italian team, and is knocked out of the podium.
The upstart hosts Slovenia will play for gold in front of a home crowd and the world #2s Turkey on Sunday.
The WGCC finally reaches its final day with four teams with a mathematical chance at the gold medal.
Italy took down France on day four of the World Grand Champions Cup, while Team USA is looking to build themselves back up to boost their positioning in the competition.
Turkish Captain Çagla Akin guaranteed the press that the Turkish squad will win a gold medal tomorrow. Is she going to able to stop Slovenia’s Cinderella Story?
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Brazil’s 3-2 win against the USA all but gives the South Americans the tournament title, even though three other teams have mathematical chances at it.
Now, only a miraculous combination of results can prevent Brazil’s title with still one match to go
Both Brazil and Team USA are fighting for the top spot at the World Grand Champions Cup, as they each have two wins and seven points apiece.
Today’s winner will put one hand in the trophy. Meanwhile, Iran and Italy will face off against Japan and France, respectively, in an attempt to stay alive in the title race.
Current World Champions Brazil was knocked out unexpectedly by Cuba. Slovenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the Dominican Republic will battle it out for a finals spot starting tomorrow.
Team USA hands the World League’s champions a 3-0 loss. They are now in first place of the round robin tournament with two games still left to go. Meanwhile, Brazil and Italy won their games, and trail the American team closely in the standings.
Both Team USA and France have a 1-1 record at the 2017 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup and are both looking to secure their second win at the competition.
The game is a must-win for Team USA’s title hopes. Meanwhile, Brazil will battle leaders Iran, while Italy and Japan close out the day in Osaka.
The new women’s National Excellence Program in Richmond, BC will be led by Richard Schick – who most recently spent 12 years as the head coach of the UBC men’s varsity team.
Slovenia swept Thailand, while Bulgaria pulled off the tournament’s biggest upset, so far. beating defending champions Brazil 4-0
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