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U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team Update

Jun 8, 2021

Volleyball Nations League Recap – all matches played at Rimini, Italy

 U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team - Head Coach John Speraw

June 5  –
USA d. Australia 25-23, 25-20, 25-17
No Bruins in action
June 4 –
Poland d. USA 17-25, 26-28, 17-25
Mitch Stahl saw action at MB and had 4 kills, 3 blocks and an ace
Garrett Muagututia saw action at OH and totaled 2 kills and an ace
June 3 –
Russia d. USA 22-25, 19-25, 25-17, 19-25
Garrett Muagututia saw action at OH but did not record stats
Mitch Stahl played at MB and had 4 kills and a block

May 30 –
USA d. Argentina 23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-19
Garrett Muagututia started at OH and recorded 5 kills
Mitch Stahl did not see action
May 29 –
Brazil d. USA 22-25, 23-25, 19-25
Mitch Stahl started at MB and had 5 kills, 2 blocks and an ace
Garrett Muagututia came off the bench at OH but did not record stats
May 28 –
USA d. Canada 25-17, 26-24, 25-20
Garrett Muagututia started at OH and had 5 kills
Mitch Stahl did not see action
Quoting Coach Speraw:
U.S. Head Coach John Speraw continues to adjust his lineup as he works to decide the roster for the Olympic Games. "It's been a challenging (two weeks)," Speraw said. "Obviously (we have been facing) great teams, playing Brazil the first week and then Russia, Poland the second week; especially when we are trying to work on our lineup and get guys healthy."
Speraw added that the team is still learning and growing together. "I think there are a lot of things we can take from those two matches (against Russia and Poland)," he said. "There were lots of lessons learned and some really good things that we did do. I think we can build off of it. We would love to play great volleyball now. We're not there yet, but we know that we can get there."

VNL Matches Coming Up for the U.S.:
June 9: Iran vs USA
June 10: Germany vs USA
June 11: USA vs Serbia
June 15: Italy vs USA
June 16: USA vs France
June 17: Netherlands vs USA
June 21: Slovenia vs USA
June 22: Bulgaria vs USA
June 23: USA vs Japan
matches are streamed on (pay service) 

VNL Team Standings as of June 7:
1 – Poland-5
2 – Brazil-5
3 – France-5
4 – Russia-4
5 – Slovenia-4
6 – Iran-4
7 – Serbia-4
8 – Germany-3
9 – USA-3
10 – Japan-3
11 – Canada-2
12 – Argentina-2
13 – Italy-2
14 – Bulgaria-1
15 – Netherlands-1
16 – Australia-0