22. 06. 2019

VNL 2019 M: USA beat Japan for 20th straight time at world level, Canada extend China’s losing streak to 6

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The USA have beaten Japan in their first match on home soil in the 2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League.


The United States beat Japan for the 20th time in a row at world level major tournament as Japan’s last victory over the USA came back in 1993 in the FIVB Grand Champions Cup.

By prevailing over the Asian side at Week 4 opening in Pool 13 (Hoffman Estates) by a 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19), the USA have equaled their longest VNL winning streak of five matches.

The Olympian Thomas Jaeschke made his 2019 VNL debut, while the team’s major star Matthew Anderson was on the roster for the first time in this year’s tournament. Taylor Sander and David Smith top-scored for the USA (6-4; 19 points) with 13 points apiece. The latter made as much as 6 kill blocks, which is the element in which the United States held a 12-3 margin over the rivals. Issei Otake scored 13 for Japan (4-6; 10 points).


Canada’s four-game losing streak came to an end as they defeated China by a 3-1 in the same pool. At the same time, China’s negative record in the 2019 VNL increased to six games.

Ryan Sclater and John Perrin tallied 20 points each for the North Americans (5-5; 15points) with the latter setting up 4 kill blocks. Dai Qingyao scored 15 for China (1-9; 4 points).

2019 FIVB Men’s Volleyball Nations League, Week 4 – Day 1:

Pool 13 (Hoffman Estates, United States):

Canada – China 3-1 (25-19, 25-23, 22-25, 25-17)

USA- Japan 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-19)

Pool 14 (Milano, Italy):

Poland – Argentina 3-2 (25-21, 25-23, 25-27, 20-25, 19-17)

Italy – Serbia 3-0 (26-24, 25-19, 25-22)

Pool 15 (Ardabil, Iran):

France – Australia 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-22)

Iran – Portugal 3-1 (23-25, 27-25, 25-17, 25-18)

Pool 16 (Cuiabá, Brazil):

Germany – Russia 1-3 (25-22, 21-25, 19-25, 14-25)

Brazil – Bulgaria 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-19, 25-14)




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