Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Men’s Update: Sander’s Success in the Chinese League

The Chinese league has kicked off, and one player who is making a significant impact is U.S. outside hitter Taylor Sander. Let’s take a closer look at his recent performance and other notable achievements in the world of men’s volleyball.

Sander Shines in Beijing’s Victory

On November 6, Sander, representing Beijing, led his team to a convincing win over Tianjin. They secured a 25-21, 25-23, 25-16 victory, improving their record to 2-0. Sander showcased his skills, scoring an impressive 15 points, including nine kills, three aces, and three blocks. Joining him on the court was U.S. outside hitter Garrett Muagututia, who contributed 12 points with 11 kills and one ace.

Impressive Performances in Italy

In Italy, setter Micah Christenson and Cucine Lube Civitanova have been in top form, boasting a perfect record of 9-0. In their game against Aaron Russell’s Sir Safety Conad Perugia, Civitanova rallied from a two-set deficit to secure a thrilling 22-25, 19-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-10 victory. Christenson played a pivotal role, scoring four points on three kills and one ace. Meanwhile, Russell put up an impressive performance, accumulating 17 points with 11 kills, five blocks, and one ace.

Mixed Results for Other Players

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While some players enjoyed success, others faced setbacks. Middle blocker Max Holt and Azimut Modena suffered their first loss against Gi Group Monza, falling 22-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-23. Holt contributed six points with three kills and three aces. However, in Modena’s previous game against Calzedonia Verona, they emerged victorious with Holt playing a key role, scoring 11 points.

Setter James Shaw and Kioene Padova faced defeats in their recent matches. Shaw’s team fell to Tonno Callipo Calabria Vibo Valentia 25-16, 25-20, 22-25, 27-25, while Padova lost to Revivre Milano 25-19, 25-18, 24-26, 25-19. Despite the losses, Shaw showcased his skills, scoring points with kills and aces.

Notable Performances Around the World

At Zenit Kazan, outside hitter Matt Anderson played a crucial role in his team’s 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 victory over Erik Shoji, Kawika Shoji, and Lokomotiv Novosibirsk. Anderson accumulated 13 points with kills, blocks, and aces.

In Poland, outside hitter Scott Touzinsky and Jastrzębski Węgiel secured a 25-17, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20 win over Asseco Resovia Rzeszów. Touzinsky showcased his skills, scoring eight points with kills.

In Germany, SVG Luneburg faced a tough defeat against Friedrichshafen. Middle blocker Scott Kevorken led his team with 15 points, while Cody Kessel and Eric Fitterer also made significant contributions.


In this article, we highlighted Taylor Sander’s impressive performance in the Chinese league, as well as other notable achievements among men’s volleyball players worldwide. As the season progresses, we can expect more exciting matches and standout performances from these talented athletes. Don’t miss out on the action and stay updated with the latest news in men’s volleyball. Visit for more information.

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