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USA suffer second World League loss; Cuba and Turkey through to Group 3 final

 
Cuba claimed the first Group 3 final slot after beating China in a thrilling five-set match
 

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 28, 2014 – Russia handed USA its second loss on the sixth week of the FIVB Volleyball World League, while Cuba and Turkey earned the slots to the Group 3 final after beating China and Slovakia, respectively.

In Group 1, Russia recovered from their 3-2 loss on their first encounter with USA, and produced a more convincing win in straight sets on their second match. The United States have only lost to Bulgaria in a five-setter and to Russia. Russia, on the other hand, claimed their fifth win in the competition with 18 points.

Russia contained Matthew Anderson’s attack by putting on a solid defence at the net. The Russians did an excellent job on defence that limited the United States to only have two players scoring in double figures. In the end, the Russians prevailed with a more balanced offence and defence from Dmitriy Ilinykh, Dmitriy Muserskiy and Denis Biryukov.

Meanwhile, Cuba and Turkey earned berths for the final of Group 3 in Bursa, Turkey. Cuba braved the gruelling five-setter against China to claim the first final slot. Cuba were hounded by errors the entire match but prevailed with a slim two-point advantage in the full stretch of the tiebreaker set 15-13. Three Cuban players came up with big numbers – hitting over 20 markers each – while Yuan Zhi was the lone top scorer for China with a season-high 37 points on a losing effort.

Cuba took the first set by a close margin 27-25 but dropped the next two sets as the Cuban defenders could not hold off the persistent Chinese attackers. Cuba managed to extend the match with a 25-22 victory on the fourth set until they claimed victory in the hard-fought fifth set of the knock-out match.

In the second semifinal, Turkey enforced their authority over Slovakia in straight sets. The Turkish side stunned their opponents since the start of the match with powerful combination plays and the loud cheers from their supporters especially when they were down in the second and third sets. The hosts somehow found a way to shift the momentum to their side by outscoring them on all statistical aspects of the game.

The Slovakian squad could not do anything to stop Metin Toy, who scored 20 markers for the home team. Toy was unstoppable at the attack line that further caused problems to Slovakia who were trying keep pace with the Turkish team in the match.

Then in Group 2, Belgium once again knocked the chances of the home team with a straight sets win in Adelaide. The Australians were tentative on their game while the visiting team showed intense focus on the match to lead in Pool C. Belgium have won both matches against Australia by a 3-1 and 3-0 score line that could possibly earn them a berth in their group’s Final Four.

Fellow Pool C contender Canada scored a straight sets win to draw with Finland in their two matches. The Canadians used their service game to power their way to victory, while Finland struggled on their defence throughout the match.

Germany denied Japan of its first win in the World League in straight sets, to earn 13 points, but are still behind France and Argentina in Pool D. Marvin Prolingheuer pulled the trigger most with 15 markers to lift the German side to score its three-straight victories over the home side. The Germans’ strong presence at the net outscored the Japanese in this skill category by a wide margin 16-3, making the big difference in the match. Though Japan fought hard in the third set, they could not pull off a win on the third set race that favoured the Germans 29-27.

Meanwhile, Netherlands survived the cardiac battle with Korea on the fifth set to claim the top spot in Pool E. The Dutch team tolerated the Koreans’ cheering home fans to succeed in the tiebreaker. The Koreans’ resistance in the game tested the abilities of Netherlands to knuckle down every point in the final set race. Dick Kooy’s heroics in the service line saved the Dutch side the final point to secure the match.

Czech Republic scored its second victory over Portugal in Pool E this week. The Czech team struggled in the beginning of the match but were able to control the match even with the third set blunder. Portugal lost their tempo that prompted Czech Republic to get a firm hold of their lead in most parts of the match.


LIVE SCORING - WEEK 6

 

Match
No

Pool

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

G2-53

C

27/06

19:30

10:00

AUS-BEL

1-3

Adelaide

View

View

View

View

G1-35

B

27/06

18:00

15:00

RUS-USA

2-3

Kaliningrad

View

View

View

View

G2-54

C

27/06

18:30

15:30

FIN-CAN

3-0

Tampere

View

View

View

View

G2-55

E

27/06

18:00

15:50

CZE-POR

3-2

Opava

View

View

View

View

G1-36

A

27/06

21:00

16:30

IRI-POL

3-1

Tehran

View

View

View

View

G1-37

B

27/06

20:00

18:00

SRB-BUL

3-0

Novi Sad

View

View

View

View

G2-56

D

27/06

20:00

18:00

FRA-ARG

2-3

Mouilleron le Captif

View

View

View

View

G2-57

D

28/06

14:00

05:00

JPN-GER

0-3

Koshigaya

View

View

View

View

G2-60

E

28/06

14:00

05:00

KOR-NED

2-3

Daejeon

View

View

View

View

G2-58

C

28/06

19:40

10:00

AUS-BEL

0-3

Adelaide

View

View

View

View

G3-25

SF-GR3

28/06

14:00

11:00

CUB-CHN

3-2

Bursa

View

View

View

View

G2-59

C

28/06

16:00

13:00

FIN-CAN

0-3

Tampere

View

View

View

View

G2-61

E

28/06

16:00

13:50

CZE-POR

3-1

Opava

View

View

View

View

G3-26

SF-GR3

28/06

17:05

14:00

TUR-SVK

3-0

Bursa

View

View

View

View

G1-38

B

28/06

18:00

15:00

RUS-USA

3-0

Kaliningrad

View

View

View

View

G2-62

D

29/06

13:00

04:00

JPN-GER

View

Koshigaya

View

G2-63

E

29/06

14:00

05:00

KOR-NED

View

Daejeon

View

G2-64

D

29/06

16:00

14:00

FRA-ARG

View

Paris

View

G1-39

A

29/06

21:00

16:30

IRI-POL

View

Tehran

View

G1-40

B

29/06

20:00

18:00

SRB-BUL

View

Nis

View

 

 

Standings

Pool A

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

ITA

Italy

19

10

6

4

2

4

 

1

2

1

22

16

1.375

869

860

1.010

2

IRI

Iran

16

9

5

4

2

2

1

2

 

2

19

16

1.188

788

754

1.045

3

POL

Poland

11

9

4

5

1

2

1

 

3

2

15

19

0.789

762

794

0.960

4

BRA

Brazil

11

10

4

6

2

 

2

1

3

2

17

22

0.773

884

895

0.988

 

Pool B

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

USA

USA

21

10

8

2

2

2

4

1

 

1

26

16

1.625

959

879

1.091

2

RUS

Russia

18

10

5

5

5

 

 

3

1

1

22

15

1.467

841

814

1.033

3

SRB

Serbia

14

9

5

4

2

1

2

1

 

3

17

17

1.000

756

752

1.005

4

BUL

Bulgaria

4

9

1

8

 

 

1

2

2

4

9

26

0.346

701

812

0.863

 

Pool C

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

BEL

Belgium

23

10

7

3

2

5

 

2

 

1

25

14

1.786

902

846

1.066

2

CAN

Canada

17

10

6

4

3

1

2

1

2

1

22

17

1.294

884

853

1.036

3

FIN

Finland

12

10

4

6

1

1

2

2

2

2

18

23

0.783

887

920

0.964

4

AUS

Australia

8

10

3

7

 

1

2

1

4

2

15

26

0.577

904

958

0.944

 

Pool D

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

FRA

France

27

11

9

2

6

2

1

1

1

 

30

10

3.000

939

829

1.133

2

ARG

Argentina

25

11

8

3

5

2

1

2

 

1

28

13

2.154

939

869

1.081

3

GER

Germany

13

11

5

6

2

1

2

 

1

5

16

23

0.696

880

886

0.993

4

JPN

Japan

1

11

 

11

 

 

 

1

3

7

5

33

0.152

764

938

0.814

 

Pool E

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

NED

Netherlands

16

9

6

3

2

1

3

1

2

 

22

16

1.375

860

818

1.051

2

POR

Portugal

16

10

5

5

1

3

1

2

1

2

20

20

1.000

874

877

0.997

3

CZE

Czech Republic

15

10

6

4

1

1

4

1

2

1

22

21

1.048

943

947

0.996

4

KOR

Korea

10

9

2

7

1

1

 

4

1

2

15

22

0.682

830

865

0.960

 

Pool F

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

CUB

Cuba

15

6

5

1

3

2

 

 

1

 

16

5

3.200

516

480

1.075

2

TUR

Turkey

13

6

4

2

1

3

 

1

1

 

15

9

1.667

585

539

1.085

3

MEX

Mexico

6

6

2

4

1

 

1

1

 

3

8

14

0.571

490

519

0.944

4

TUN

Tunisia

2

6

1

5

 

 

1

 

3

2

6

17

0.353

486

539

0.902

 

Pool G

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

CHN

China

14

6

5

1

3

1

1

 

 

1

15

6

2.500

507

464

1.093

2

SVK

Slovakia

11

6

3

3

1

2

 

2

1

 

14

11

1.273

557

553

1.007

3

ESP

Spain

6

6

2

4

 

 

2

2

1

1

11

16

0.688

585

605

0.967

4

PUR

Puerto Rico

5

6

2

4

 

 

2

1

1

2

9

16

0.563

541

568

0.952


FIVB World League 2014 Performances

Top Scoring Performances
37- Yuan Zhi of China v Cuba (June 28)
36 – Matthew Anderson of USA v Russia (June 27)
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 Australia (June 20)
31 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Belgium (June 8)
28 – Park Chul-Woo of Korea v Netherlands (June 28)
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)

Top Blocking Performances
10 – Dmitriy Muserskiy of Russia v USA (June 27)
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)
8 – Jorge Fernandez Valcarel (June 15)
6 – Michal Krisko of Czech Republic v Korea (June 21)
6 – Artem Volvich of Russia v Serbia (May 30)
6 – Aidan Zingel of Australia v Finland (June 14)
6 – Viktor Yosihof of Bulgaria v Russia (June 15)
6 – Jukka Lehtonen of Finland v Belgium (June 22)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
18 – USA v Serbia (June 14)
18 – Portugal v Netherlands (June 8)
17 – Russia v USA (June 27)
17 – Czech Republic v Korea (June 21)
17 – Canada v Australia (June 20)
17 – Spain v Slovakia (June 15)
17 – Turkey v Tunisia (June 8)
17 – France v Argentina (May 24)
16 – Germany v Japan (June 28)
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
7 – Mikko Oivanen (Finland) v Belgium (June 22)
6 – Nimir Abdel-Aziz (Netherlands) v Portugal (June 21)
6 – Alexandre Ferreira (Portugal) v Czech Republic (May 31)
5 – Yuan Zhi (China) v Cuba (June 28)
5 – Valdir Sequeira (Portugal) v Netherlands (June 21)
5 – Luiz Felipe Fonteles (Brazil) v Poland (May 29)
5 – Dick Kooy (Netherlands) v Korea (May 31)
5 – Nicolas Marechal (France) v Germany (June 15)

Top Serving Performances by Team
14 – Finland v Belgium (June 22)
12 – Netherlands v Portugal (June 21)
11 – USA v Bulgaria (June 20)
11 – Bulgaria v Serbia (June 8)
11 – France v Germany (June 15)
10 – Germany v Japan (May 24)
10 – Finland v Australia (June 15)
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: 32 – Matthew Anderson of USA v Serbia (June 14)
Week 5: 31 – Gavin Schmitt of Canada v Australia (June 20)
Week 6: 37 – Yuan Zhi of China v Cuba (June 28)

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 (June 13), China v Puerto Rico (June 15) 30-28
Week 5: Russia v Serbia (June 20) 37-35
Week 6: Korea v Netherlands 30-32

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
Week 5: Australia v Canada (June 20) (25-27, 20-25, 30-28, 25-17, 15-13) – 225 points
Week 6: Korea v Netherlands (June 28) (31-29, 16-25, 25-23, 30-32, 14-16) – 241 points

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