U.S. def. Bulgaria 3-1 in World League 6-20

U.S. (6-0) taking on Bulgaria (0-6)  in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

it’s live on NBCSN if you have DirecTV.

Live stats available at http://www.fivb.org/EN/volleyball/competitions/WorldLeague/2014/#

U.S. drops Set 1, 25-20, wins Set 2, 25-22.

Christenson started at setter, Kawika Shoji subbed in, finished Set 1 and is in Set 2

Erik Shoji at Libero.

Dave Shoji in the stands. He flew out last night after camp at the SSC. Next heads to Girls JOs in Minneapolis June 24-July 3.


  1. LC June 20, 2014 3:14 pm

    Looks like Scott got Dave to change who went to Florida. It was Scott who mentioned on ESPN 1420 that he wanted to take the Florida trip but Dave overruled him.

    I thought Scott going to Florida was the better choice because he has recruited there for awhile now.

    At the JO’s the 16’s and 17’s competition doesn’t start until the 29th and 30th. The 18’s, where most of the 2014 class will be, starts on the 28th.

  2. pacesetterhawaii June 20, 2014 3:28 pm

    US is very dominating in the third set – won 25 – 16.

  3. Cindy Luis June 20, 2014 3:45 pm

    1. All Shoji told me was that he was going to JOs after the World League.we never discussed Florida.
    AAUs June 16-24 in Orlando. Shoji would have time to go to Florida too since he wouldn’t need to be in Minn until the 29th.

  4. volleyball fan June 20, 2014 4:42 pm

    According to the FIVB scores, USA won in four sets and for the first time Taylor Sander outdid Matt Anderson. I recall that Kawika Shoji was subbed in at the first match with Bulgaria over there. Seems like he plays better against Bulgaria than the other teams.

  5. Cindy Luis June 20, 2014 4:46 pm

    4. yes, 20-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16
    Sander with 20 points, 14 kills, 3 blocks, 3 aces
    Anderson 12 kills, a block and an ace. Rooney 10 kills, 2 blocks, an ace
    and you’re right, Shoji did some in for Christensen a few weeks ago and helped the U.S. rally over Bulgaria
    U.S. now 7-0, Bulgaria 0-7

  6. pacesetterhawaii June 21, 2014 4:03 pm

    6-21 US – Bulgaria World league game – US came back from a 2 set deficit to win the 3rd and 4th set – 24-26, 17-25, 25-14, 25-13. Christenson came in to set beginning on the 3rd set. On to the 5th set – I hope US can win this one just like the one when they played in Bulgaria. Let’s go USA!

  7. pacesetterhawaii June 21, 2014 4:26 pm

    US lost the 5th set – 12 -15. This is their 1st loss. They are now 7 – 1. Next – on to Russia for 2 games and then wind up in Serbia for their 2 last qualifying games.

  8. pacesetterhawaii June 21, 2014 4:37 pm

    A replay of the game will be shown NBCSN 220 on DirecTV Sunday morning between 7:00 & 8:30.

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