11. 07. 2019

VNL F6 M: Holt’s vicious blocking display pushes USA to home win against France

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The U.S. national team made nearly 3,000 spectators at the Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago happy by beating France in its first match in the Final Six of the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League. Interestingly, the 2019 VNL Finals is the first volleyball major world level tournament hosted by the United States since the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

 

For the first time this season, the U.S. national team (9-6 in the preliminary round, No.6) had all seven 2016 Rio Olympics starters in one match, including an outside hitter Aaron Russell who made his debut for the USA in 2019. On the other hand, France (11-4 in the preliminary round, No.4) came to the Final Six without 4 major players: Ngapeth, Grebennikov, Le Goff, and Boyer.

 

Due to all of these factors, the result of the Pool A encounter between these two sides logically went in favor of the United States: 3-1 (25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21).

The USA’s middle blocker Maxwell Holt was the most prolific player for his team with 17 points of which he put down 8 from the block! Jean Patry scored 17 points for France who will seek a spot in the semifinals against Russia on the last day of the pool stage.

2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League, Final Six:

Day 1:

Brazil – Poland 2-3 (23-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21, 9-15)

Day 2:

USA – France 3-1 (25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21)

Standings


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