Saturday, 13 Jul 2024

Men’s Update: David Lee in Turkey

David Lee, the talented U.S. middle blocker, is taking his skills to Turkey this winter, playing for Ziraat Bankasi. Lee, known for his exceptional performances overseas, recently helped his team secure a victory against Tokat Belediye Plevne with a score of 25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 25-16 on November 19. In this match, Lee showcased his prowess with five kills and four blocks, totaling nine points. However, Ziraat Bankasi fell short against Halkbank on November 26, losing 18-25, 25-21, 29-27, 25-22. Lee contributed five points in this game, with two kills and three blocks.

Lee’s passion for international volleyball has taken him to various countries, making him a globetrotter, both for professional games and personal enjoyment. “I never could have imagined it would turn into what it has,” said Lee, reflecting on his adventurous journey. He expressed his deep love for exploring different cultures, amassing experiences that have fueled his passion.

Italy

In Italy’s Serie A League, U.S. setter Micah Christenson and Cucine Lube Civitanova have risen to the top spot, thanks in part to the contributions of U.S. middle blocker Max Holt, outside hitter Brian Cook, and their team Azimut Modena. On November 20, Modena handed Diatec Trentino, previously in first place with an 11-1 record, their second defeat of the season. Modena triumphed with a score of 25-15, 18-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-8. Holt’s outstanding performance included 11 points, including five kills, three blocks, and three aces. Cook played as a substitute and scored one point with a kill. In another game on the same night, Civitanova, led by Christenson, secured a victory against Calzedonia Verona with a score of 25-15, 25-15, 25-22. Christenson, showing his prowess as a setter, scored one point with a block and achieved an impressive .619 hitting efficiency for his team.

On November 27, Civitanova prevailed against Exprivia Molfetta in a 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17 match. Christenson contributed one kill and set his team to a .646 hitting efficiency. Meanwhile, Modena faced a tough battle against LPR Piacenza, emerging victorious with a score of 25-19, 27-29, 33-31, 25-22. Holt’s performance included five points with two kills, one block, and two aces, while Cook continued to make valuable contributions as a substitute.

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Other notable performances in Italy include setter James Shaw, middle blocker Taylor Averill, and Kioene Padova’s victory over Biosi Indexa Sora with a score of 18-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-20, 19-17. Shaw’s impressive performance consisted of 11 points, including 10 kills and one block. He also orchestrated his team’s .397 hitting efficiency.

Poland

In Poland, middle blocker David Smith, libero Dustin Watten, and Cerrad Czarni Radom have been on a winning streak, securing three consecutive victories. On November 19, Radom defeated Lotos Trefl Gdansk with a score of 21-25, 25-22, 30-28, 32-30. Smith’s exceptional performance earned him 10 points, including five kills, two blocks, and three aces. Watten showcased his defensive skills with a 54% positive reception rate.

On November 24, Radom continued their winning streak by defeating Cuprum Lubin with a score of 28-26, 23-25, 31-29, 25-23. Smith, named the match MVP, accumulated 18 points with 15 kills and three blocks. Watten displayed his receiving prowess with an 86% positive reception rate. On November 29, Radom emerged victorious against Onico AZS Politechnika Warszawska with a score of 25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 25-22. Smith contributed six points, five of which were kills, and Watten demonstrated his reliable reception skills with an 80% positive reception rate.

Jastrzębski Węgiel, led by outside hitter Scott Touzinsky, experienced mixed results in their last two matches. On November 26, Węgiel triumphed over Gdansk with a nail-biting score of 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 15-13. Touzinsky played a significant role, scoring nine points with seven kills, one block, and one ace. Additionally, his exceptional reception rate of 57% contributed to the team’s success. However, in their most recent match on November 30, Węgiel fell short against Cuprum Lubin, losing 26-24, 24-26, 12-25, 25-16, 15-11. Touzinsky started the first two sets and scored three points with three kills.

Setter Johah Seif and outside hitter Kyle Russell played as substitutes for MKS Będzin, securing a victory against Effector Kielce with a score of 25-17, 25-17, 25-27, 21-25, 15-10 on November 30. They also made appearances in a match on November 26, defeating BBTS Bielsko-Biała with a score of 25-12, 25-19, 25-13. Russell scored two points with two kills in these games.

Russia

Matt Anderson, an exceptional outside hitter playing for Zenit Kazan, has been on a winning streak, triumphing in three consecutive matches with his Russian team. On November 19, Kazan defeated Kuzbass Kemerovo with a score of 25-22, 25-19, 25-16. Anderson’s outstanding performance included seven points with six kills and one ace. He also demonstrated his receiving skills with a 38% positive reception rate. On November 26, Kazan secured a victory against Dinamo Leningrad with a score of 25-18, 25-21, 25-19, Anderson contributed two points with two kills as a substitute. On November 30, Kazan emerged triumphant against Nova Novokuybyshevsk with a score of 25-21, 25-19, 25-22. Anderson showcased his expertise with 15 points, including 13 kills, one block, and one ace. Additionally, he achieved an impressive 55% positive reception rate.

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Libero Erik Shoji and setter Kawika Shoji have shown their prowess with their Russian team, Lokomotiv Novosibirsk. On November 19, Novosibirsk defeated Gazprom-Ugra Surgut with a hard-fought score of 25-22, 25-19, 24-26, 23-25, 15-11. Erik Shoji demonstrated his exceptional reception skills with a 62% positive reception rate. Kawika Shoji played a crucial role, scoring three points with one kill and two blocks. He also orchestrated the team’s .536 hitting efficiency.

In another match on November 24, Novosibirsk triumphed over Belogorie Belgorod, winning with a score of 19-25, 25-22, 15-25, 25-21, 15-11. Erik Shoji showcased his exceptional receiving skills with a 60% positive reception rate. Kawika Shoji played as a substitute and contributed two points with one kill and one block. He also played a crucial role in setting the team to a .405 hitting efficiency. In their most recent match against Dinamo Moscow on November 30, Novosibirsk fell short, losing with a score of 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23. Erik Shoji demonstrated his receiving skills with an impressive 61% positive reception rate. Kawika Shoji started the first three sets and played as a substitute in the fourth. He scored two points with two aces and set the team to a .379 hitting efficiency.

Germany

SVG Luneburg, featuring Americans Michael Brinkley, Scott Kevorken, Cody Kessel, and Eric Fitterer, achieved mixed results in their last two matches. On November 20, Luneburg fell short against SWD powervolleys Duren with a score of 25-23, 25-21, 26-28, 25-20. Fitterer, an opposite hitter, led the team in scoring with 16 points, including 14 kills and two blocks. Kessel, playing as an outside hitter, contributed 15 points with 13 kills, one block, and one ace. Kevorken, a middle blocker, scored 10 points with six kills, one block, and three aces. Libero Brinkley showcased his receiving skills with a 48% positive reception rate.

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On November 26, Luneburg faced another defeat, this time against TSV Herrsching with a score of 25-19, 25-18, 25-21. Kevorken led the team with an impressive 12 points, including seven kills and five blocks. Fitterer contributed 11 points with 11 kills, and Kessel scored eight points with eight kills. Brinkley demonstrated his receiving skills with a 60% positive reception rate.

Greece

Greg Petty, an outstanding outside hitter, and Pamvohaikos emerged victorious against AO Foinikas Sirou with a score of 22-25, 25-22, 25-21, 19-25, 18-16 on November 26. Petty showcased his skills with 15 points, including 13 kills, one block, and one ace. Additionally, he achieved a 70% positive reception rate.

France

Middle blocker Dan McDonnell has shown his prowess with Chaumont, securing victory in two consecutive matches. On November 19, Chaumont defeated Paris with a score of 20-25, 30-32, 25-20, 25-20, 15-13. McDonnell scored 14 points with 13 kills and one block. In another match on November 26, Chaumont triumphed over Poitiers with a score of 20-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 21-19. McDonnell showcased his skills with nine points, all from kills.

FAQs

Q: What team is David Lee playing for in Turkey?
A: David Lee is playing for Ziraat Bankasi in Turkey.

Q: Which U.S. players are contributing to Cucine Lube Civitanova’s success in Italy?
A: Micah Christenson, Max Holt, and Brian Cook are playing crucial roles for Cucine Lube Civitanova in Italy.

Q: Who is the top scorer for SVG Luneburg in Germany?
A: Eric Fitterer, an opposite hitter, is the top scorer for SVG Luneburg in Germany.

Summary

In summary, David Lee’s journey in Turkey, Micah Christenson and Max Holt’s contributions to Cucine Lube Civitanova’s success in Italy, and outstanding performances by Matt Anderson in Russia, among others, are making waves in the international volleyball scene. These talented athletes continue to showcase their skills and contribute to their respective teams’ victories. As the season progresses, fans can expect more exciting matches and exceptional performances from these players. To stay updated on the latest news and scores, visit Alpinetgheep.com.