16. 06. 2019

VNL 2019 M: Argentina shock France, NCCA standout DeFalco pushes USA over Germany

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Argentina stunned France on Week 3 (Day 2) of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League – Pool 12!

 

Argentina avoided setting the new record in longest VNL losing streak, as they scored the first win after five defeats in the 2019 VNL, reaching 3-5 (10 points).

Thanks to a high attacking success rate, in which Argentina’s top scorer of the match Bruno Lima (18 points, 16/26; 61%) and Sebastián Solé (9 points, 8/9; 88%) stood out the most, the South American side downed world super-power France in front of their fans in Cannes: 3-1 (25-18, 25-17, 19-25, 25-20). Stéphen Boyer top-scored for “Les Bleus“ (6-2; 19 points) with 13 points.

 

The United States leveled their win-loss ratio at 4-4 (13 points), as they downed Germany in four sets in Pool 12.Germany lost for the fourth straight time in the 2019 VNL and now have a 2-6 record (5 points).

Torey DeFalco, a standout for Long Beach State 49ers in their 2019 NCAA Championship title, was the most prolific player for the USA with 18 points. Daniel Malescha scored 15 for Germany.

2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League, Week 3 – Day 2:

Pool 9 (Gondomar, Portugal):

Brazil – China 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-22)

Portugal – Serbia 2-3 (25-21, 15-25, 22-25, 32-30, 9-15)

Pool 10 (Varna, Bulgaria):

Australia – Italy 1-3 (18-25, 32-30, 18-25, 15-25)

Bulgaria – Japan 2-3 (25-22, 19-25, 25-16, 19-25, 19-21)

Pool 11 (Urmia, Iran):

Russia – Canada 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23)

Iran – Poland 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 18-25, 25-17, 15-8)

Pool 12 (Cannes, France):

USA – Germany 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20)

France – Argentina 1-3 (18-25, 17-25, 25-19, 20-25)

Standings

 

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