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USA stay unbeaten in World League, Russia get first win

 
Defending champions Russia picked up their first win in five attempts
 
 Lausanne, Switzerland, June 14, 2014 – USA maintained their unbeaten streak in Pool B of the FIVB World League on Saturday but they had to work hard to overcome Serbia 3-2 (25-22, 25-12, 26-28, 23-25, 15-13) in Chicago. Meanwhile defending champions Russia picked up their first win in five games by beating Bulgaria 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-15) on home soil in Surgut.

USA now have a 6-0 record and 15 points, four more than second-placed Serbia. Russia have five points and Bulgaria two. Russia and Bulgaria will meet again on Sunday.

USA’s Matthew Anderson equalled the tournament high individual score of 32 points and was supported by Taylor Sander with 26. USA also equalled the top blocking score in the World League so far with 18 block points.

Russia won the battle between the two winless teams in Pool B as Bulgaria struggled to get into the game in Surgut. Playing at home gave Russia added motivation to win and the Russians responded well.

“Our position in the pool leaves much to be desired, so we were determined to win tonight,” Russia captain Sergey Makarov said. “We were really stronger in all aspects today.”

The Final Four for Pools F and G was decided as Slovakia beat China 3-0 and Turkey beat Mexico by the same score. With one match to go for all teams, Cuba, who beat Tunisia 3-0 on Saturday, have secured top place in Group F and Turkey, 3-0 winners over Mexico, will finish second. As hosts of the Final Four in Bursa, Turkey had already qualified. In Pool G, China have 11 points to Slovakia’s 10 and neither can be overtaken by Puerto Rico (five points) or Spain (four points). Puerto Rico beat Spain 3-2 on Saturday.

In Pool C, Belgium fought back to defeat Canada 3-1 in Vancouver and retake the lead in the standings. Belgium and Canada are now both 4-2 but Belgium have a three-point advantage at the top of the table. Meanwhile Australia picked up their second win of the tournament by beating Finland 3-1 on the road in Tampere.

In Pool D, Argentina had little trouble defeating hosts Japan 3-0 in Komaki, while in Pool E, the Netherlands and Portugal scored 3-1 wins over the Czech Republic and Korea, respectively.

There will be 11 more matches on Sunday, including two big clashes in Pool A when Iran host Brazil and Poland play at home to Italy.

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Match
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G2-29E13/0615:5013:50CZE-NED2-3ChomutovViewViewViewView
G3-13F13/0615:0014:00TUN-TUR1-3TunisViewViewViewView
G3-14G13/0617:3015:30SVK-PUR3-1KosiceViewViewViewView
G3-15F13/0617:3016:30MEX-CUB0-3TunisViewViewViewView
G1-19A13/0621:0016:30IRI-BRA3-2TehranViewViewViewView
G1-21A13/0619:3017:30POL-ITA3-2KatowiceViewViewViewView
G2-30D13/0620:0018:00FRA-GER1-3RouenViewViewViewView
G3-16G13/0620:3018:30CHN-ESP3-2KosiceViewViewViewView
G1-20B13/0619:0000:00*USA-SRB3-0ChicagoViewViewViewView
G2-31C13/0619:1002:00*CAN-BEL3-0VancouverViewViewViewView
G2-32D14/0614:0005:00JPN-ARG0-3KomakiViewViewViewView
G2-33E14/0614:0005:00KOR-POR1-3UlsanViewViewViewView
G1-22B14/0618:0012:00RUS-BUL3-0SurgutViewViewViewView
G3-17G14/0615:0013:00CHN-SVK0-3KosiceViewViewViewView
G2-34C14/0616:0013:00FIN-AUS1-3TampereViewViewViewView
G2-35E14/0615:5013:50CZE-NED1-3ChomutovViewViewViewView
G3-18F14/0615:0014:00TUN-CUB0-3TunisViewViewViewView
G3-19G14/0600:0016:00ESP-PUR2-3KosiceViewViewViewView
G3-20F14/0617:3016:30MEX-TUR0-3TunisViewViewViewView
G1-23B14/0619:0000:00*USA-SRB3-2ChicagoViewViewViewView
G2-36C14/0617:1000:00*CAN-BEL1-3VancouverViewViewViewView
G2-37D15/0613:0004:00JPN-ARGViewKomakiView
G2-38E15/0614:0005:00KOR-PORViewUlsanView
G1-24B15/0618:0012:00RUS-BULViewSurgutView
G3-21G15/0615:0013:00ESP-SVKViewKosiceView
G2-39C15/0616:0013:00FIN-AUSViewTampereView
G3-22F15/0615:0014:00TUR-CUBViewTunisView
G2-40D15/0616:0014:00FRA-GERViewToulouseView
G3-23G15/0618:0016:00PUR-CHNViewKosiceView
G3-24F15/0617:3016:30TUN-MEXViewTunisView
G1-25A15/0621:0016:30IRI-BRAViewTehranView
G1-26A15/0619:3017:30POL-ITAViewLodzView


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Standings

Pool A

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1ITAItaly1976124 1  2072.8576455931.088
2IRIIran65231 11 28110.7274264330.984
3BRABrazil67251 112210170.5886076430.944
4POLPoland55231 1 218110.7274364450.980

Pool B

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1USAUSA1566 213   1872.5715855241.116
2SRBSerbia116421121 114111.2735515301.040
3RUSRussia55141  2118120.6674194440.944
4BULBulgaria25 5   2125150.3334074640.877

Pool C

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1BELBelgium1364213 1 11491.5565395131.051
2CANCanada106422 2 2 14101.4005395201.037
3AUSAustralia6523 111119120.7504804810.998
4FINFinland4514  12118140.5714625060.913

Pool D

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1FRAFrance17761411 1 1963.1675905291.115
2ARGArgentina1474331 2 116101.6005895611.050
3GERGermany10743112 1213140.9296206001.033
4JPNJapan17 7   1153210.1434815900.815

Pool E

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1NEDNetherlands1164211211 15111.3645715421.054
2PORPortugal9532 211 111101.1004524530.998
3CZECzech Republic86331 212 13131.0005705780.986
4KORKorea5514 1 2118130.6154714910.959

Pool F

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CUBCuba1555 32    1527.5004313721.159
2TURTurkey1053212 11 1281.5004774541.051
3MEXMexico55231 1  36110.5453814120.925
4TUNTunisia 5 5    323150.2003794300.881

Pool G

RkCodeTeamPointsMatchesResults DetailsSetsPoints
PlayedWonLost3-03-13-22-31-30-3WonLostRatioWonLostRatio
1CHNChina11541211  11262.0004273981.073
2SVKSlovakia1053212 11 1281.5004554391.036
3PURPuerto Rico5523  21119130.6924754880.973
4ESPSpain4514  12118140.5714715030.936


FIVB World League 2014 Performances

Top Scoring Performances

32 – Matthew Anderson of USA v Serbia (June 14)

32 – Maurice Torres of Puerto Rico v Spain (June 8)

32 – Thomas Edgar of Australia v Finland (June 7)

31 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Belgium (June 8)

28 – Michal Winiarski of Poland v Italy (June 13)

28 – Jeon Kwang-In of Korea v Czech Republic (June 5)

28 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Finland (June 1)

28 – Nemanja Petric of Serbia v Russia (May 31)

28 – Christian Fromm of Germany v Japan (May 24)

28 – Kunihiro Shimizu of Japan v Germany (May 24)

27 – Rolando Cepeda of Cuba v Turkey (June 6)

27 – Karel Linz of Czech Republic v Korea (June 5)

26 – Park Chul-Woo of Korea v Netherlands (June 1)

 

Top Blocking Performances

8 – Gil Marcel Keller of Portugal v Netherlands (June 8)

8 – Nicolas Le Goff of France v Japan (May 31)

8 – Matteo Piano of Italy v Brazil (May 24)

6 – Artem Volvich of Russia v Serbia (May 30)

6 – Aidan Zingel of Australia v Finland (June 14)

 

Top Blocking Performances by Team

18 – USA v Serbia (June 14)

18 – Portugal v Netherlands (June 8)

17 – Turkey v Tunisia (June 8)

17 – France v Argentina (May 24)

16 – Netherlands v Czech Republic (June 14)

16 – Spain v Puerto Rico (June 8)

16 – Italy v Poland (June 8)

16 – Turkey v Mexico (June 7)

16 – Czech Republic v Korea (June 5)

16 – Iran v Brazil (June 6)

 

Top Serving Performances

6 – Alexandre Ferreira (Portugal) v Czech Republic (May 31)

5 – Luiz Felipe Fonteles (Brazil) v Poland (May 29)

5 – Dick Kooy (Netherlands) v Korea (May 31)

 

Top Serving Performances by Team

11 – Bulgaria v Serbia (June 8)

10 – Germany v Japan (May 24)

9 – Netherlands v Czech Republic (June 14)

9 – Portugal v Netherlands (June 7)

9 – Iran v Brazil (June 6)

9 – Serbia v Russia (May 30)

 

Highest Scorer by Round

Week 1: 28 – Christian Fromm of Germany v Japan; Kunihiro Shimizu of Japan v Germany (May 24)

Week 2: 28 – Nemanja Petric of Serbia v Russia (May 31)

Week 3: 32 – Maurice Torres of Puerto Rico v Spain (June 8); Thomas Edgar of Australia v Finland (June 7)

Week 4: 28 – Michal Winiarski of Poland v Italy (June 13)

 

Highest Set Score

Week 1: Germany v Japan, 27-29 (May 24)

Week 2: Brazil v Poland, 29-27 (May 29)

Week 3: Czech Republic v Korea, 31-33 (June 5); Turkey v Cuba, 31-33 (June 6); Belgium v Canada, 33-31 (June 8)

Week 4: USA v Serbia, 30-28 (June 13)

 

Highest Scoring Matches

Week 1: Germany v Japan (May 24) (25-23, 25-21, 27-29, 23-25, 15-9) – 222 points

Week 2: Canada v Finland (June 1) (19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 23-25, 15, 11) – 207 points

Week 3: Czech Republic v Korea (June 5) (31-33, 25-19, 26-24, 26-28, 20-18) – 250 points

Week 4: Poland v Italy (June 13) (25-23, 24-26, 26-24, 25-27, 15-10) – 225 points

 

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