U.S. Men?s Volleyball: Americans Route Germany, Face Brazil Next

U.S. players celebrate winning their men's Group B volleyball match against Germany at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court
U.S. players celebrate winning their men's Group B volleyball match against Germany at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court Reuters

The U.S. men's volleyball team continues to dominate as the Americans provided another convincing win at London's Earls Court on Tuesday. 

The fifth-ranked U.S. team game dealt Germany their second loss in group play. The Americans won a close first set 25-23, but were more efficient in the second set, 25-16. The Germans mustered a better effort in the third set but still fell to a deep U.S. squad, 25-20.

Clay Stanley, the 2008 Olympic men's volleyball MVP, led the U.S. with 13 spikes and a total of 16 points.  The 6'9 veteran has been supported by starlet Olympic newcomer Matt Anderson, who recorded 18 points in the first game against Serbia and another 15 points in the game against Germany. 

While Germany struggled as a unit, they received a excellent individual effort from Gyorgy Grozer.  The 27-year-old tallied a team-high 12 points, eight of which came from spikes.

Team USA has yet to even lose a set in the Olympics, with sweeps over Serbia and Germany.

The Americans are determined to repeat as 2012 Olympic Champions, but stiff competition in Brazil and Russia. Brazil routed a Tunisia in three sets, 25-17, 25-21, 25-18. 

Team USA's next match will be against Brazil on Aug. 2.

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