Volleyball

VNL: France clobbers Netherlands in Quezon Metropolis leg debut

France vs Netherlands in the VNL Week 2 in Quezon City.

France vs Netherlands within the VNL Week 2 in Quezon Metropolis. –VOLLEYBALL WORLD

MANILA, Philippines —  France made fast work of the Netherlands, 25-14, 25-23, 25-13, to make a rousing Quezon Metropolis debut within the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) on Thursday at Good Araneta Coliseum.

Stephen Boyer led the balanced assault of the French Spikers with 15 factors constructed on 11 assaults and 4 blocks. Center Blocker Barthelemy Chinenyeze contributed 12 factors off 10 spikes, highlighted with the kill that gave their workforce a two-set benefit that gave the Tokyo Olympics gold medalists a 2-0 set lead.

Trevor Clevenot was additionally instrumental with 11 factors, whereas Nicolas Le Goff added 10 after offering six of France’s 12 kill blocks within the recreation.

“Within the second set, we simply discovered a strategy to come again and win the set,” mentioned Boyer. “It’s at all times good to win. We performed good volleyball.”

France earned its fifth win in six video games together with the forfeiture of Wednesday’s match towards China resulting from well being and security protocols

Earvin Ngapeth, the Tokyo Video games MVP, loved his first recreation in entrance of the Filipino followers, promising a superb efficiency of their final two video games within the Quezon Metropolis leg.

“I obtained a variety of messages from Filipino folks. It’s so cool to be right here to play volleyball right here,” mentioned Ngapeth, who chipped in eight factors, 5 receptions, and 4 digs. “I hope we’ll make two good video games for the followers. That is for the followers right here within the Philippines.”

France will play Japan on Saturday and Germany on Sunday.

The Netherlands absorbed its third defeat in six matches with Bennie Tuinstra and captain Nimir Abdel-Aziz carrying the hundreds with 11 factors every.

The Dutch gave up 18 errors solely had one kill block within the recreation because the French nailed 41 spikes towards the previous’s 30 assaults.

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