USA claim third consecutive win


CANNES, France, June 16, 2019 – Maxwell Holt held his nerve in spectacular style to lead USA to a 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 28-26, 27-25) victory over France in the FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League on Sunday.


The result mean that the USA leave the Riviera with three wins from three.


After the USA saved two set points that would have levelled the match at two sets all, they immediately grabbed the chance to wrap up the win. France saved one match point but on the second middle blocker Holt fired over a fierce serve that Earvin Ngapeth was unable to control and which gave John Speraw’s team the win. 


Holt (11) was one of five USA players to finish with double figures for scoring, along with Garrett Muagututia (14), David Smith, (13), Benjamin Patch (10) and Taylor Sander who led the way with 16.


France’s leading scorer Kevin Tillie also hit 16, Stephen Boyer scored 14 and Ngapeth 11.