Tuesday, 28 May 2024

U.S. Men Serve up Sweep of France

The U.S. Men’s National Team showcased their dominance on the court as they swept aside a young French team in a thrilling encounter at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. The U.S. Men’s impressive serving game led them to a convincing victory, with a scoreline of 25-20, 25-17, 25-16.

Key Takeaways

  • The U.S. Men’s Team displayed a remarkable performance in their match against France, capitalizing on their strong serving skills.
  • The U.S. Men’s team showcased their superiority in kills, blocks, and aces, outclassing their opponents in all aspects of the game.
  • Setter Micah Christenson played a crucial role in the team’s success, with the U.S. boasting an impressive hitting efficiency of .524.
  • The U.S. Men’s Team demonstrated resilience and determination, rectifying their mistakes from their previous match and executing their game plan effectively.
  • Opposite Matt Anderson played a pivotal role in the U.S. Men’s victory, particularly with his outstanding serving runs that earned the team vital points.
  • France, without their star outside hitter Earvin Ngapeth, struggled to make an impact against the dominant U.S. Men’s Team.

U.S. Starters and Statistics vs. France

The U.S. Men’s Team lined up with Taylor Sander and Aaron Russell as outside hitters, Max Holt and David Smith as middle blockers, Matt Anderson as opposite, Micah Christenson as setter, and Erik Shoji as libero.

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The team’s statistics against France were as follows:

  • Kills: Russell 13, Anderson 10, Sander 9, Holt 3, Smith 3, Christenson 1
  • Blocks: Russell 2, Anderson 2, Sander 1, Holt 1, Christenson 1
  • Aces: Anderson 5, Sander 2, Christenson 1
  • Digs: E Shoji 6, Christenson 2, Sander 2, Anderson 2, Holt 2

U.S. Men’s Roster and Staff

The U.S. Men’s Roster for the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup included some exceptional players, including Matt Anderson, Aaron Russell, Taylor Sander, and Micah Christenson, among others. The team was led by Head Coach John Speraw, with the support of dedicated assistant coaches, technical coordinators, and medical staff.


Fans can catch the U.S. Men’s Team in action in upcoming matches against Brazil and Italy. The schedule is as follows (all times PT):

  • Sept. 15 at 8:40 p.m.: USA vs Brazil
  • Sept. 15 at 11:40 p.m.: France vs Italy
  • Sept. 16 at 3:15 a.m.: Japan vs Iran
  • Sept. 16 at 7:40 p.m.: Italy vs USA
  • Sept. 16 at 10:40 p.m.: Iran vs France
  • Sept. 17 at 2:15 a.m.: Brazil vs Japan


Q: How did the U.S. Men’s National Team perform against France?
A: The U.S. Men’s Team delivered an outstanding performance, sweeping aside their opponents with a convincing scoreline of 25-20, 25-17, 25-16.

Q: Who were the standout players for the U.S. Men’s Team?
A: Matt Anderson and Micah Christenson played instrumental roles in the team’s victory, with Anderson’s outstanding serving runs and Christenson’s precise setting contributing to the team’s success.

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In a thrilling encounter at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup, the U.S. Men’s National Team emerged victorious with a resounding sweep of France. Demonstrating their prowess in serving, the U.S. Men’s exceptional performance led them to victory, outclassing their opponents in kills, blocks, and aces. Setter Micah Christenson orchestrated the team’s success with pinpoint precision, resulting in an impressive hitting efficiency. Opposite Matt Anderson’s crucial serving runs further solidified the U.S. Men’s dominance. Despite France’s valiant efforts without their key player, the U.S. Men’s Team proved to be an unstoppable force. Catch their upcoming matches against Brazil and Italy to witness more enthralling volleyball action. Call to action: For the latest updates and more exciting matches, visit Alpinetgheep.com.