On Saturday, the U.S. snapped a two-match losing skid with a weep of Australia, 25-23, 25-20, 25-17.
The U.S. takes a 3-3 record and are in ninth place on points. The Americans open Week 3 play against Iran on June 9.
Coach Speraw switched it up a bit with OHs Matt Anderson and Kyle Ensing being the most effective, Anderson with 12 kills (12-2-18), and Ensing 9 kills (9-3-20)
S Micah Christenson (Kamehameha) had 21 assists, 2 kills (2-0-4), 1 ace, 1 block, 6 digs.
Dustin Watten replaced Erik Shoji (Punahou) at libero, finishing with 7 digs
S Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani) played briefly with 2 assists
MB Taylor Averill (Hawai’i) did not play
In other matches Saturday,
The Netherlands was swept by Argentina, 25-19, 25-20, 25-23
Opp Stijn van Tilburg was 0-1-1
Bulgaria was swept by Iran, 25-20, 33-31, 25-22
Rado Parapunov (Hawai’i), who did not play in Friday’s 3-0 loss to Canada, had a team-high 10 kills (10-8-29), with a block. Parapunov is playing mostly L1.