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Germany Stuns U.S. Men with VNL Sweep

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 8, 2018) – The U.S. Men’s National Team faced a challenging match against Germany in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Ottawa, Canada. Despite their hopes of winning the “serve and pass game,” the European team took the lead early on and went on to sweep the U.S. with a score of 25-19, 25-22, 25-13.

The U.S. Men, with a record of 5-2, look to bounce back in their upcoming match against Australia on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. PT. Fans in the United States can catch the live stream of the matches on

Germany Takes Control

Germany dominated in all areas of the game, leading the U.S. Men in kills, blocks, and aces. Their passing, receiving, and serving were on point, while the U.S. Men struggled to maintain their game. Germany capitalized on U.S. errors, scoring 21 points, while committing only 13.

According to U.S. Head Coach John Speraw, it was a disappointing performance from his team. “This was maybe the worst match I’ve seen our team play in the five years I’ve coached this program,” Speraw said. He attributed the loss to poor passing and a lack of pressure from their own service line.

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Individual Performances

Despite the team’s struggles, outside hitters Jake Langlois and Aaron Russell put up solid performances. Langlois led the U.S. Men with 12 points, while Russell contributed 10 points. Middle blocker Dan McDonnell, making his 2018 debut, was the third-highest scorer with five points.

Coach Speraw attempted to turn the tide in the second set by making substitutions, but Germany’s strong start in the third set sealed their victory.

Looking Ahead

The U.S. Men are determined to bounce back from this defeat and put up a better performance in their upcoming matches. Coach Speraw acknowledged Germany’s excellent serving and emphasized the need for improved passing. The team is focused on learning from their mistakes and playing better in the next game.


Q: What was the final score of the match between the U.S. Men and Germany?
A: Germany swept the U.S. Men with a score of 25-19, 25-22, 25-13.

Q: Who were the top performers for the U.S. Men’s team?
A: Jake Langlois led the team with 12 points, followed by Aaron Russell with 10 points.


In this highly anticipated match between the U.S. Men and Germany, the European team emerged victorious with a convincing sweep. Germany’s strong serving and solid gameplay put them in control, while the U.S. Men struggled with passing and putting pressure on their opponents. Despite the disappointing result, the U.S. team remains determined to bounce back and perform better in their upcoming matches. Fans can stay updated on the team’s journey by visiting the Alpinetgheep website.

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