USA Men take 4th in America's Cup / TV TIMES!

USA Men take 4th in America's Cup / TV TIMES!

Post by John Kess » Tue, 13 Oct 1998 04:00:00


The U.S. men's national team finished the America's Cup with a fourth-place
showing, after dropping a pair of matches over the weekend.  Saturday, the
team dropped a tough five-game match to Brazil (20-25, 25-23, 25-14, 23-25,
15-11).  Sunday's bronze medal match was another heart breaker as the U.S.
dropped another five-game decision, this time to Cuba (25-21, 21-25, 24-26,
25-23, 27-25).

Tom Sorensen led the way for the U.S. against Brazil, tallying 18 kills.
Kevin Barnett and Mike Lambert added 11 kills each in the loss.  Lloy Ball
was the block leader for Team USA with five.

Barnett and Sorensen continued to lead the U.S. attack in the match with
Cuba.  Each player finished the match with 15 kills.

The U.S. will remain in Argentina for a three-match tour with Argentina
beginning Tuesday.  The team's record stands at 36-13 in 1998.

GOOD NEWS, ESPN2 to broadcast matches... Broadcast schedule  follows:  all
Eastern Standard Time, all on ESPN2.  Oct 20 - either  USA vs. Brazil pool play
or USA vs. Argentina pool play at 3 - 5 pm;  Oct.  23 - either USA vs.
Argentina pool play or USA vs. Brazil semi-finals 3 - 5  pm;  Oct 29 - the
final match:  Brazil vs. Argentina 3 - 5 pm.  

 
 
 

USA Men take 4th in America's Cup / TV TIMES!

Post by Christian Perri » Thu, 15 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>The U.S. men's national team finished the America's Cup with a fourth-place
>showing, after dropping a pair of matches over the weekend.  Saturday, the
>team dropped a tough five-game match to Brazil (20-25, 25-23, 25-14, 23-25,
>15-11).  Sunday's bronze medal match was another heart breaker as the U.S.
>dropped another five-game decision, this time to Cuba (25-21, 21-25, 24-26,
>25-23, 27-25).

It looks like this (stuuuupid) all-rally-games has been used. Do you know
what was the duration of such matches?

The very close score indicates the effect of this rule : winning or losing a
set will now mainly occur because of one or two missed points. A key feature
of volley-ball is disappearing with this rule : a match was never winned
before. It it not the case now : when a team will reach 20 points with 3 or
4 more points than their opponents, they will be nearly sure to win the set.

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