Stanley leads U.S. men in World League win

June 29th, 2012

Hawaii’s Clay Stanley ended the first two sets with an ace to lead the U.S. men’s national volleyball team to a 32-30,  26-24, 25-22 sweep of Korea in Friday’s FIVB World League match in Dallas.

It was the seventh consecutive World League victory for the Americans (8-2), who take on France Saturday and Italy Sunday.

Stanley, the MVP of the 2008 Olympic men’s volleyball tournament, added 14 kills and 3 blocks for a match-high 19 points.

The women also won today, staying undefeated in Grand Prix play with a 25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20 over Turkey in Friday’s opening match of the  final round in Ningbo, China.
Former University of Hawaii middle blocker Heather Bown had one block in playing only in Set 4. Kalani High product Tamari Miyashiro was used as a serving specialist in the first three sets and at libero in Set 4.
Both Bown and Miyashiro are still competing for a roster spot at next month’s Olympics. Punahou School graduate and setter Lindsey Berg has secured her spot and is not with the team this week.
The top-ranked Americans face Cuba Saturday and conclude the tournament Sunday against China.

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  • leftout June 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Within the last hour CBS Sports reports that Boise State has withdrawn from the MWC. Hope the BWC hasn’t voted to admit their olympic sport programs.

  • rayson June 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    The BWC didn’t vote so it looks like Boise has no choice but to put their oly sports in the WAC. Of course things can always change but for now I’m glad they haven’t been invited to the BWC.

    • leftout July 1, 2012 at 7:01 am

      That makes two of us.

    • Cindy Luis July 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Agree. they bring nothing to the table but football. They are basically still a JC in most other sports.

  • leftout July 2, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Interesting that BW members have yet to vote. The cash strapped members may want more money, maybe waiting for the new Big East tv contracts due in Sept.. Don’t really want Boise in the BW but economics may force cali members to see things differently. Besides travel subsidies, hope they demand a high annual, enterance and super high exit fee. The earliest Boise could leave the WAC is 2014.

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