SADA Cruzeiro went 4-
In the second match of the day the Korean Air-Jumbos defeated Zhejiang of China 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-15). Leading the Korean Air Jumbos was Evan Patak with 13 kills and Bae Ho Cheul with 29 assists. Leading
In the first set the Korean Air-Jumbos would go on to win 25-19. The set was pretty much one-sided as the Koreans never trailed. Evan Patak would lead the Air-Jumbos with seven kills and only one error in the set. Patak would also ace three of his services.
The second set would be much of the same as Korean won the set 25-17. Patak and Kim Woon Jin led the team in kills with 10 combined.
The Air Jumbos played outstanding defense in the third set holding the Chinese to a .167 attack percentage.
In the first match Sunday SADA Cruzeiro from
“I think my team played well,” head coach Marcelo Mendez said. “We were able to get good side-outs in important situations. When our team fell behind, we just had to regain our focus, we found our focus in a timely manner and were able to regain our composure. I think the tournament has been amazing and we really have enjoyed ourselves. We are looking forward to coming back if they will have us.”
Jeremy Dejno led UC Irvine with eight kills on 17 attempts. Dan McDonnell recorded seven kills followed by Jordan Default with six. Anthony Spittle totaled 19 set assists.
UCI took a 16-13 lead in the second set on a Dejno kill.
The Anteaters rallied on five straight points to tie the third set at 13-13. The set remained close until
“I think they were just a better team tonight,” UCI head coach said. “We did some good things, but they were just one touch better. Whether it be one more dig, one more set, or one more kill, they just seemed to have it. I think we had some good rallies but they were just able to finish, their skill level was very high.”
“I think the tournament was wonderful,” Speraw ended. “We were able to bring in some good competition which is great for our guys. The win against
TOURNAMENT MVP: Felipe Ferranz, SADA Cruzeiro
ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: William Arjona & Douglas Cordeiro (Sada Cruziero), Kamil Baranek & Jose Sousa (UPCN Voley), Evan Patak & Kim Woong Jin (Korean Air Jumbos)
Tournament Champions: SADA Cruzeiro (
Tournament Runner-Up: Korean Air Jumbos (
Fifth Place: Zhejiang (China)