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Taylor Sander, USA Volleyball Bounce Back With Win Over Tunisia

Taylor Sander #3 of Team United States serves against Team Tunisia during the Men's Preliminary Round - Pool B volleyball on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU standout Taylor Sander and USA Volleyball rebounded from a loss to the ROC with a solid victory over Tunisia.

Team USA played Tunisia in group play on Tuesday, July 27.

Sander helped the United States with the match, 3-1.

The victory improved Team USA’s Olympic record to 2-1.

Set 1

USA won 25-14

Set 2

Tunisia won 25-23

USA led 10-2 before Tunisia responded and went on to win its first set.

Set 3

USA won 25-14

Sander tweaked his ankle during the third set and exited the court late in the set. He would return to action at the beginning of the fourth set.

Set 4

USA won 25-23.

Sander had 17 points for Team USA. The former BYU hitter was 14/20 for 60.0 percent hitting on the attack. Sander was 1/5 on blocks in the match.

USA Volleyball’s next match is against Brazil on Thursday, July 29 at 8 p.m. (MDT).

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