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Host Iran blanks US volleyball team 3-0

22 June 2015 16:20

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Host Iran overpowers the US volleyball team 3-0 in a Pool B match of the 2015 FIVB World League.

On Sunday, the Iranian squad defeated the reigning FIVB Volleyball World League champion in three straight sets (25–20, 25-21, 25–19), dealing them their second loss in this year’s season in Tehran’s Azadi stadium, packed with some 12,000 enthusiastic fans.

In their first match in Iran on Friday, the hosts bested the United States with the same result.

Shahram Mahmoudi led Slobodan Kovač’s boys with 17 points, while the US’s Matthew Anderson and Aaron Russell both gained nine points.

Iran won the battle of the blocks eight to three with middle blocker Seyyed Mohammad Mousavi scoring five.

At the end of the sixth week, the US is on top of the Pool B table with 17 points, with Poland trailing close behind at 16 and Iran in third place with 12, while Russia is rooted to the bottom with only 2 points.

Iran is set to face Poland on June 26 in its next match.

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