USA win seesaw battle with Netherlands

RIMINI, Italy, June 17, 2021 – United States won a seesaw battle against Netherlands 3-2 (21-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 15-13) in a men’s volleyball match of the FIVB Nations League on Thursday.


The Americans bounced back from an 8-11 deficit in the tie-breaker to claim the victory.

The winners committed an astonishing 34 unforced errors to 22 by the Dutch side, but led in attacks 67-51, blocks 8-3 and aces 12-7.


Taylor Sander and Garrett Muaguatutia each registered 21 points for the United States while Matthew Anderson added 19. Mitchell Stahl added 12 in the winning effort.


Stijn van Tilburg led the Netherlands with 19 points and next was Thija ter Horst with 18. The other in double figures was Ronbert Andringe with 12.