2017 FIVB WORLD LEAGUE – GROUP 1
Day one of the World League Final Six has concluded, with a number of amazing plays happening in an electrifying environment.
In the first match of the day, Brazil took down Canada in a four-set match. The quick offense and strong blocks from Brazil were too much for the Canadian crew to handle. Wallace de Souza led the Brazilian side with 18 points in the match. De Souza did not play with Brazil in the first two weekend of World League play, but joined them for the final week in Argentina, scoring 52 points in three matches.
The second match of the day featured a thrilling five setter, with France topping the United States on a late push by the Frenchmen and Julien Lyneel, who posted eight of the teams 15 points in the final set. Lyneel ended the match with 20 points, while Stephen Boyer the points leader going into the finals finished with 19.
Ben Patch is making his way into the USA lineup as a strong, dominant go-to player along with Taylor Sander. Patch had 18 points in the loss while Sander posted 14.