Germany shocks USA at VNL
OTTAWA, Canada , June 8 - Germany continued their brilliant VNL
resurgence as David Sossenheimer and Moritz Reichert helped
shock the USA 3-0 (25-19 25-22 25-13).
The team ranked No 12 - fresh
from sending previously unbeaten Poland crashing to their first
defeat last week - totally dismantled the second best side on
the planet in remarkable fashion as Sossenheimer (10 spikes, one
block and one ace) and Reichert 12 points (11 spikes and an ace)
produced a stunning performance to leave the US with plenty to
It was a night to forget for the
Americans who racked up 21 errors compared to 13 from their
opponents - Jake Langlois with 12 points and Aaron Russell (10
points )were the best performer yet unfortunately for those of a
Stars and Stripes persuasion, not enough of their players came
to the party.
This was a quite remarkable
performance from Germany as every point was celebrated wildly by
players and the coaching staff. And why not?
Their first three VNL matches
all ended in defeat and don’t forget their last performance in
the VNL saw that stunning, shock win over a Poland team who were
on fire and flying high.
And led by Reichert,
Sossenheimer and Hirsch, Giani Andrea’s team were irresistible
and simply were too hot to handle for a US team who were
carrying a hangover from that dramatic five set defeat to Brazil
last time out.