BOLOGNA, Italy, July 20, 2022 – United States recovered from losing the opening set and went on to defeat Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Men’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League on Wednesday.
The Americans advanced to the semifinals following their victory 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-27) taking advantage of 28 unforced errors by the Brazilians.
The winners led in blocks (7-3) and aces (4-2) while the losers had the upper hand in attacks (61-56).
Torey Defalco and Aaron Russell topped the American scoring with 17 and 14 points, respectively, while David Smith added 11.
Yoandy Leal led Brazil with 18 points, followed by Ricardo Lucarelli with 16 and Darlan Ferreira with 13.