The U.S. Men’s National Team couldn’t quite control Russia and fell, 31-29, 17-25, 25-19, 27-29, 15-13 in an FIVB World League match in Lodz, Poland.
The loss drops the U.S. to 3-5 while Russia improved to 4-4. The Americans finish out pool play today against host Poland (4-4).
Libero Erik Shoji (Punahou) had eight digs. Micah Christenson (Kamehameha) and Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani) shared setting duties with Shoji coming in during Set 3 and starting Sets 4 and 5. Christenson finished with 18 assists, six digs and a kill, while Kawika Shoji added 11 assists, six digs, a kill and an ace.
Former BYU All-American Taylor Sander finished with a match-high 24 kills.
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