USA finish atop Pool C with 5-0 record

BARI, Italy, September 18, 2018 – The United States completed a successful journey throughout the first round of the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship after a straight set victory 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-13) over Tunisia on Tuesday.

After winning their first two matches in five sets, the American squad got the 9 points possible in the next three to finish atop Pool C with a 5-0 record and 13 points.

Taylor Sander, Maxwell Holt and Aaron Russell were the best scorers for the winners with 13, 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Ali Bongui had seven points for Tunisia.

The USA team outclassed Tunisia in the aces category 17-2 with Holt leading the way with 6 of his own.

In Ruse, Bulgaria, Earvin Ngapeth led France to a remarkable win against Canada 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 25-17) in front of over 2500 spectators in “Arena Monbat”.

 Both teams delivered a great volleyball spectacle and delighted the crowd in the final match of Pool B. This victory brought France to the third place in the group and let Canada down to the fourth position. 

The biggest leader for the Europeans in this battle was Ngapeth who finished as a top scorer with 22 points, including 3 aces.