Brazil defeats USA 3-1  

TOKYO, Japan, July 30, 2021 – Brazil defeated United States 3-1 (30-32, 25-23, 25-21, 25-20) to improve its record at 3-1 in Pool B of the men’s volleyball tournament of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Americans are tied in third place with France and Argentina at 2-2. 

The Americans committed 31 unforced errors compared to only 15 by the Brazilians, who led in attacks 70-58. 

Ricardo Lucarelli, Yoandy Leal and Wallace de Souza led Brazil with 19, 18 and 17 points, respectively. Lucas Saatkamp chipped in with 12 points.  

Matt Anderson and Torey Defalco were the top scorers for the United States with 22 and 21 points, respectively, and Taylor Sander added 18.