Petty, U.S. rally past Australia for first win at World Games

Former Lewis outside attacker Greg Petty stepped up for the United States to keep its medal hopes alive for another day.

Petty finished with a team-high 17 kills as the United States rallied to beat Australia 19-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-8 on Friday in South Korea for its first victory in group play at the World University Games. Continue reading

U.S. suffers opening loss to Czech Republic at World Games

The nationally televised tournament opener for the United States did not last long.

Former Lewis outside attacker Greg Petty had a team-high eight kills as the United States lost to the Czech Republic 25-22, 25-16, 25-10 on Thursday in South Korea to begin its group play at the World University Games. Continue reading

Sander, U.S. get revenge vs. Canada, advance to Pan Am Cup finals

BYU outside attacker Brenden Sander made sure the United States avenged its loss to Canada last year and moved one match away from a championship.

Sander led the team with a tournament-high 20 kills as the United States defeated Canada 25-19, 25-22, 20-25, 25-20 in the Pan American Cup semifinals on Saturday in Gatineau, Quebec. Continue reading