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WL 2016: USA outplayed Bulgaria, Russia too strong for Australia

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source: fivb.org; photo: fivb.org

The first matches were played in Dallas, Russia used powerful serving and blocking to defeat Australia 3:0 while USA defeated Bulgaria after four sets.

Arena in Dallas

Arena in Dallas

Australia’s Lincoln Williams led all scorers with 19 points. Dimitry Volkov and Viktor Poletaev each scored 10 points for Russia.

The win improves USA to 6-1 while Bulgaria falls to 0-7. Both teams struggled with errors. Bulgaria scored 33 points on USA errors while committing 29.

Bulgaria’s Tsvetan Sokolov led all scorers with 24 points on 21 attacks, two blocks and one ace. Taylor Sander paced the United States with 16 points and Matthew Anderson added 15.

37th game 01. 07. 2016 15:00 Brazil vs Poland 3:0 30:28; 25:21; 25:16    
38th game 01. 07. 2016 17:30 Australia vs Russia 0:3 19:25; 24:26; 12:25    
39th game 01. 07. 2016 18:00 France vs Belgium 3:0 25:19; 28:26; 25:20    
40th game 01. 07. 2016 18:00 Italy vs Argentina 3:1 25:18; 25:20; 22:25; 25:22    
41th game 01. 07. 2016 19:30 USA vs Bulgaria 3:1 23:25; 25:21; 27:25; 25:21    
42th game 01. 07. 2016 21:00 Iran vs Serbia 3:2 18:25; 22:25; 25:22; 25:23; 16:14

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