USA lost to Brazil to open Men’s VNL
KATOWICE, Poland, May 31, 2019 – Brazil swept United States 3-0
(25-22, 25-22, 25-23) to start the first round of the 2019 FIVB
Men’s Volleyball Nations League in Katowice, Poland.
Brazil’s Ricardo Lucarelli led all scorers with 14 points all
T.J. DeFalco led the defeated side in scoring with 11 spikes and
two aces. Olympian Taylor
Sander added 11 points on 11 kills and opposite
Kyle Ensing had 10 points on eight kills and two blocks.
The United States team led in spikes (42) and aces (4-0) while
the teams tied in blocks (5-5). The losers committed 28 errors
while Brazil made 17.
Things don’t get any easier on Saturday when the United States
will play defending World Champion Poland.