Anderson aces way for USA’s sweep of France


USA's Matthew Anderson scored five aces to help his team win 3-0 against France in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Grand Champions Cup

Osaka, Japan, September 15, 2017 – Matthew Anderson fired five aces to lead USA to a 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) win against France in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium on Friday.

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Anderson added 10 attacks and two blocks to his five aces to top all scorers in the match; then Aaron Russell and Taylor Sander contributed 15 and 12 points, respectively, for USA’s strong match finish. France’s Jean Patry was controlled to score only eight points.

World Grand Champions Cup – Match Statistics by Teams

USA started their campaign in the 2017 edition with a straight-set victory over hosts Japan, but failed to win against Iran in a five-set match. USA now have a 2-1 win-loss card.

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USA started the first two sets with great intensity, putting Anderson and Russell at the forefront of offence. By the third set, France experienced its worst run in the match, as they could not come up with better defensive and offensive plays.


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