Thursday, 23 May 2024

MNT Update: Big Stat Line for Garcia in Five-Set Win

Gabi Garcia Fernandez recognized as match MVP

In this update, we highlight some impressive performances and milestone moments for the U.S. Men’s volleyball team overseas. Let’s take a closer look at the latest results from Italy, Poland, Germany, Turkey, France, Japan, Netherlands, Finland, Russia, and the Champions League.


  • Pallavolo Padova (2-2) secured a thrilling 3-2 victory over Cistern Volleyball, with Gabi Garcia Fernandez shining as the match MVP. Garcia’s outstanding performance included 27 points, with 24 kills and three aces.

  • Prisma Taranto Volley (0-4) faced a defeat against Vero Volley Monza, despite the efforts of Jeff Jendryk and Kyle Russell. Jendryk contributed six points, while Russell managed three points.

  • Verona Volley (2-3) emerged victorious against Farmitalia Catania, with Francesco Sani leading the way with 12 points, including 11 kills and one ace.


  • T.J. DeFalco and Asseco Resovia Rzeszów secured a convincing 3-0 win against Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle, with Erik Shoji and David Smith in the opposing team. DeFalco made a crucial contribution with a kill that tied the first set at 28-28.

  • Smith and Shoji bounced back in their next game against GKS Katowice, leading Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle to a 3-1 victory. Smith showcased his skills with 17 points, including 14 kills and three aces, while Shoji provided solid defense with 10 digs and 14 receptions.

  • Asseco Resovia Rzeszów continued their winning streak, defeating PSG Stal Nysa 3-2. DeFalco’s outstanding performance of 22 points, including 19 kills and three blocks, earned him the match MVP title.

  • Josh Tuaniga guided Indykpol AZS Olsztyn to a 3-1 victory over Exact Systems Hemarpol Częstochowa with his excellent setting skills.

  • KGHM Cuprum Lubin, featuring Jake Hanes, faced a defeat against Projekt Warszawa with a score of 3-0. Hanes contributed eight points to his team’s effort.

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  • Matthew Knigge played a vital role in SVG Lüneburg’s consecutive victories over VC Bitterfeld-Wolfen and TSV Haching München. Knigge scored 18 points across both matches, with solid contributions in kills and blocks.


  • Micah Ma’a showcased his talent as the setter for Halkbank, leading the team to a 3-1 win over Develi Bld and a 3-0 victory against Kuşgöz İzmir Vinç.

  • Ziraat Bankasi, with Matt Anderson, suffered a loss against Fenerbahçe despite Anderson’s impressive performance of 10 points.


  • Patrick Gasman and Michael Marshman played key roles in Chaumont Volley-Ball 52’s victories over Tours and Nice. Marshman’s performance included nine points and one ace.

  • Kyle Ensing and Jordan Ewert contributed significantly to St-Nazaire’s win against Tours, with Ensing scoring 14 points and Ewert adding 17 points.

  • Kyle Dagostino’s defensive skills were on display in Narbonne Volley’s matches against Tourcoing and Toulouse.


  • Aaron Russell demonstrated his prowess on the court as the outside hitter for the JT Thunders Hiroshima. Russell’s remarkable performances led his team to consecutive 3-0 victories over Voleas Hokkaido.


  • Kyle McCauley played a pivotal role in Lycurgus Volleyball’s wins against Simplex, VoCASA, and NUMIDIA VC LIMAX, contributing 33 points across the three matches.


  • Troy Gooch’s solid reception skills helped Hurrikaani Loimaa secure a 3-1 victory over Vantaa Ducks.


  • Micah Christenson led Zenit Kazan with his exceptional setting skills, but the team suffered a 3-1 defeat against Belogorye.

Champions League

  • Tim McIntosh had notable performances as a libero for Hypo Tirol in matches against Partizan, Guaguas, and Budva.
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Q: Which team did Gabi Garcia Fernandez play for in the latest match?
A: Gabi Garcia Fernandez played for Pallavolo Padova.

Q: How many points did Gabi Garcia Fernandez score in the match?
A: Gabi Garcia Fernandez scored 27 points, with 24 kills and three aces.

Q: Who was the match MVP in the game between Asseco Resovia Rzeszów and PSG Stal Nysa?
A: T.J. DeFalco was named the match MVP with 22 points, including 19 kills and three blocks.

Q: Who led Ziraat Bankasi in their match against Fenerbahçe?
A: Matt Anderson contributed 10 points for Ziraat Bankasi.

Q: Which team did Aaron Russell play for in the recent matches?
A: Aaron Russell played for the JT Thunders Hiroshima.


In this update, we witnessed some impressive performances by U.S. Men’s team members in various overseas leagues. Gabi Garcia Fernandez, T.J. DeFalco, Micah Ma’a, and many others showcased their skills and made significant contributions to their teams’ victories. The players’ outstanding performances captivated the audience and set the stage for exciting future matches. Keep an eye on these talented athletes as they continue to make their mark on the international volleyball scene.

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