U.S. men lose in 5 to France; MJNT falls to Japan, finishes 14th

Happy 4th.
U.S. men opened FIVB World League final round play with a 3-2 loss to France on Tuesday in Brazil.
27-25, 20-25, 26-24, 17-25, 15-12
Setter Micah Christenson had five points on a kill, three blocks and an ace
Kawika Shoji subbed in every set except Set 2
Erik Shoji the libero 10 digs
Taylor Averill on the roster, did not play.

Didn’t realize until now that this didn’t post from Sunday. Apologies.
The U.S. Men’s Junior National Team completed the FIVB Men’s Under-21 World Championship in 14th place after losing its final match to Japan, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-20 on Sunday in Ceske Budojovice, Czech Republic.
The U.S. finishes 14th

Outside hitter Austin Matautia started the third and fourth sets and scored 12 points on 10 kills, one block and one ace. Outside hitter Brett Rosenmeier totaled 10 points on 10 kills.
Gage Worsley had 13 digs.
Patrick Gasman started Set 3, only set he played. was set only once
Micah Ma’a played all four sets, started set 4. was in on a block


  1. Hot July 5, 2017 5:24 am

    Missed some names on the last post.

    Sibley at OH, probably the third option behind Greeley (if 100 percent) and Granato.

    Ross at Opposite, 3rd or 4th behind Castillo, Koelsch and possibly Lipscomb. I’m not sure if they’ll continue training her as a libero. Seems there will be need for depth there after Kahakai, Guinasso and Anderson graduate.

    I know Anderson comes off the bench before Guinasso, but think that they play different roles. Anderson serves for middles, Guinasso passes and plays defense for one of the pins.

  2. Cindy Luis July 5, 2017 3:32 pm

    new thread up for Wednesday

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