Brazil 3, Team USA 1
Date of competition: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The U.S. Men’s Junior National Team lost its chance to finish in the top eight at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Under-21 World Championship on Wednesday, falling to Brazil, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, in Izmir, Turkey.
The U.S. (2-3) will compete for ninth-16th place and will face Egypt (1-4) on Friday.
“We tried to play little too fast and we took too many chances,” U.S. coach Pete Hanson said. “But we weren’t successful. Brazil gained the momentum. They are a well-coached team and played very disciplined at the net.”
The U.S. converted 50 percent of its attacks to points, while Brazil converted 54.37 percent. Brazil had the advantage in blocks (11-4) and aces (6-2), and the teams were tied in errors with 25 apiece.
Stanford sophomore James Shaw subbed into every set for the Americans.
posted by Rick on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm
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