USA improve chances of a pódium spot
HIROSHIMA, Japan, October 14, 2019 – Garrett Muagututia
scored a match-high 16 points as the United States bolstered
its chances of winning a medal with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-11,
25-16) at the FIVB Men’s World Cup on Monday.
The Americans improved to an 8-2 record and 24 points with
one more match to play against Egypt on Tuesday.
USA coach John Speraw: I’m pleased with the focus we showed
today at the end of a long tournament. The players
understood that. We can end up with a medal. I thought Aaron
Russell and Garrett Muagututia played well. Erik Shoji has
had a good tournament also.
In another contest, Poland held onto second place beating
Canada 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-20) in an assured showing at
Hiroshima Green Arena. Poland sits at 8-2 with 25 points,
while Canada fell to 4-6.
Canadian Sharone Vernon-Evans scored 19 points as the leader
of all the players in the match.
Maciej Muzaj was the best for Poland with 14 points.