USA claim third victory in classification round as they beat Japan


Peter Dion Kindem Soren celebrate American triumph in Mexicali.

Mexicali, Mexico, September 17, 2015 - The United States claimed their third victory at the FIVB Men’s U21 World Championship after beating Japan in four sets.

The American team coached by Dan friend  won by scores of 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, 25-23 with 17 points by Andrew Benesh. Christopher Nugent also contributed with 14 points, while their captain, John Hatch scored 12 units.

Jeffrey Jendryk Li also registered double digits, as he finished with 11 points. 

On the Japanese side of the net, Ataru Kumakura commanded the actions with 14 points, while Taishi Onodera, Kenta Takanashi and Tsubasa Hisahara scored 13 apiece.

The match lasted 1 hour and 46 minutes, USA had a better blocking performance with 11 points against 9 by Japan, that served better than the Americans with a 7-4 aces difference, three of them were by Kumakura. 

However the United States recovered in fourth and third sets.


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