MANILA, Philippines – Earvin Ngapeth and Stephen Boyer lift France past Germany, 25-16, 25-19, 19-25, 25-21, to complete four games in the Quezon City first leg of the National Volleyball Championship ( VNL) on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Ngapeth, who was sidelined in Saturday’s win over Japan, got back into action with 18 points built on 16 strikes and two interceptions and had nine digs and four receptions to take the Philippines team. their peak.
Stephen Boyer was also instrumental with 16 points and six digs as the French Spikers took the solo lead winning seven of their eight games before heading to Osaka, Japan for Week 3.
“It is always good to win. It’s not a good way but that’s okay. We have to restart in the fourth set and most importantly win. We will rest and travel. Our next stop is our games in Japan and just keep going on our way,” said Boyer.
The world number 3 French player got his 4th victory in the Philippines despite making 38 errors. Yacine Louati scored 13 points, while Quentin Jouffroy scattered six attacks, three blocks, and three aces for 12 markers.
On the other hand, Germany dropped to 3-5, losing all 4 matches in the first leg of Quezon City.
Linus Weber leads the Germans with 16 points, while Lukas Maase has eight more points including three blocks. Despite Week 2 without a win, their young squad is still having a great time in the country.
“What can I say, the best thing to do is to be good at volleyball. Let’s do a good show and if they like us, they’ve enjoyed the show,” Weber said.
Germany will also have action in Osaka in the final week.
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