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West Seneca’s Matt Anderson and the U.S. National team will have to settle for third or fourth place in the FIVB World Men’s Volleyball Championships before, 11,800 at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy. Defending world champion Poland came back from a set down and held off a rally by the Americans in the tie-breaker to advanced to today’s championship match against Brazil…

Third round pool play is next for Matt Anderson of West Seneca and the U.S. National team in the FIVB World Championships in Bulgaria and Italy. The scene will shift to Turin, Italy for the final pool round, semifinals and championship matches. The U.S will face Russia on Thursday, and Brazil on Friday. Wednesday’s matches have Brazil facing Russia and Italy taking on Ser…

With opposite hitter Matt Anderson of West Seneca contributing six points, the U.S national team finished the first round of pool play with a 5-0 record, beating Tunisia, 25-12, 25-18 and 25-13, in Bari, Italy, at the FIVB World Men’s Volleyball Championships. Opposite hitter Ben Patch, who substituted for Anderson in the third set, scored five points on three kills, one …

Matt Anderson of West Seneca and the Team USA is the only undefeated team in its pool after Saturday's 3-1 win over Russia in the World Volleyball Championships in Bulgaria and Italy. The U.S.-Russia match was played in Bari, Italy. Anderson had 16 points against Russia, 13 spikes, 1 block and 2 serves. Aaron Russell led the U.S. with 17 points. The set scores were: 25-23…

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Matt Anderson of West Seneca and the USA came from behind twice to beat Serbia, 3-2, in the only five-setter in the opening matches of the FIVB World Volley Championship in Italy and Bulgaria. The set scores were 15-25, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20 and 15-10 at PalaFlorio in Bari, Italy. Anderson had 19 points (15 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks) for the Americans as did Aaron Russell. …

After going undefeated in three matches at the Ljubljana, Slovenia, Matt Anderson and the U.S. team will begin pool play in the FIVB World Championship today in Bari, Italy. Opposite hitter Anderson, from West Seneca and a former Penn State star, and his teammates will face Serbia at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Anderson scored 15 points on 13 kills, one block and one ace. …

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Section V powerhouse Fairport has won a state championship in recent years but another coveted title has eluded them. “It has always been a program goal to come to Eden and get a victory,” Fairport coach John O’Dell said after his team’s triumph in the 43rd Eden Can-Am held Saturday at Buffalo Niagara Court Center in West Seneca. “This is the largest high school boys vol…

Matt Anderson of West Seneca will be among eight Olympians, who along with six others, will compete for the U.S. in the 2018 FIVB World Championships starting next week in Bari, Italy and Bulgaria. Anderson, an opposite outside hitter who played on an NCAA championship team at Penn State, and holdovers from the U.S. bronze medalists in the 2016 Games in Rio. The others …