Tonga Withdraws As Host Of 2019 Pacific Games

Tonga Prime Minister Aihilsi Pohiva has come out and said his country has withdrawn as host of the 2019 Pacific Games (formerly the South Pacific Games). The reason Tonga has withdrawn is because of the expected negative effect on the national economy, though the Pacific Games Council believes the competition will ultimately go ahead in the Polynesian sovereign state. Pohiva went …

Serbian Men Fight Through Tough Test With Denmark In Day 2 Action

2018 FIVB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – MEN’S EUROPEAN QUALIFIER May 23 to June 4 Results Serbia and Switzerland stay undefeated after the second day of play at the 2018 FIVB World Championship Men’s European Qualifier. The level of play in all matches has been high, with many tough tests for the top squads in Pool E. Serbia …

Serbia Sweeps Its Way to First 2018 Worlds Invite in Pool E

2018 FIVB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – MEN’S EUROPEAN QUALIFIER May 23 to June 4 Results Standings After Saturday’s Action: Pool E in CRO Matches W L Pts. 4 0 12 3 1 8 2 2 7 2 2 5 1 3 4 0 4 0 With still one day left to play in the pool, the …

European Fed Re-Schedules 3rd Round of 2018 Worlds Qualifying

The 3rd and final round of European qualifying to the 2018 Men’s FIVB World Championships have been moved back a week, the CEV announced on Wednesday. Originally scheduled for July 11th-16th, the event has been moved to July 18th-23rd due to a “clash of one of the qualified teams.” While the specific conflict isn’t named, …

Aces Were Wild in Men’s Qualifying Pool A

2018 FIVB World Championship – Men’s European Qualifier May 23 to June 4 Results Another day brought three more sweeps in European Qualifying Pool A as Germany, Ukraine and France registered Day 3 victories in Lyon, France. France and Germany now stand atop the group with 3-0 marks, while Turkey suffered its first loss of …

Netherlands Beat Slovakia 3-2 for Ticket to World Championships

2018 FIVB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – MEN’S EUROPEAN QUALIFIER POOL B May 23 to June 4 Results POOL B Final Standings in Netherlands Matches W L Pts. 5 0 13 3 2 9 3 2 9 2 3 8 2 3 5 0 5 1 Netherlands vs. Slovakia The host team, Netherlands, locked in their ticket for …

Spain, Finland & Czech Republic Sweep Opponents In Pool F Of Day 2

2018 FIVB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – MEN’S EUROPEAN QUALIFIER May 23 to June 4 Results In Pool F, all matches were settled by sweeps, as Finland, the Czech Republic and Spain all came out on top of day two of the 2018 FIVB World Championship Men’s European Qualifier. Finland def. Northern Ireland 3-0 (25-8, 25-8, 25-9) …

Serbian Coach: “We Are Out to Defend Our Gold Medal”

Defending World League champions Serbia have one goal in mind: another gold medal. Last year, Serbia won their first-ever World League title (including back to the joint teams of Serbia and Montenegro) by sweeping eventual Olympic champions Brazil in the final 3-0. “Our goal is to reach the Final Six,” Serbia coach Nikola Grbic said. “We are …

USA’s First Red-Blue Scrimmage Features Return of Tori Dixon

USAV HOSTS FIRST RED-BLUE SCRIMMAGE OF SUMMER May 12, 2017 Murrieta Mesa High School; Murrieta, California Full Stats The USA women’s volleyball team hosted its first Red-Blue scrimmage of the summer. While the scrimmage saw some familiar faces, most of the players participating were new to USA’s gym. The scrimmage consisted of five sets that …

Kosovo Makes International Debut on Pool D Opening Day

2018 FIVB World Championship – Men’s European Qualifier May 23 to June 4 Results Pool D’s match between Hungary and Kosovo was about more than volleyball, it marked a historic event as it was the first international competition for the Kosovo senior men’s national team. Hungary won the match and Russia and host Estonia also …