Volleyroos go down in three sets to Canada

Volleyroos go down in three sets to Canada

In their second last FIVB Volleyball Nations League match the Volleyroos unfortunately fell short against Canada, going down three sets to nil (25-17, 25-8, 25-20).

Canada are currently ranked 9th in the competition, and presented a more compact game than the Volleyroos had anticipated. After dropping the first two sets the Volleyroos fought throughout the third to close the gap but were unable to stabilise their game.

Head Coach Marcos Miranda said the team was under pressure the entire match and were unable to gain control to produce the desired result.

“We prepared for a strong game, but Canada presented a stronger and more compact game than we expected.

“We couldn’t stop their strong serve and we were very limited in our side out options and we were not able to stabilise to produce a good result.”

As the team prepares for their final match against the Netherlands, co-captain Nehemaih Mote is hoping the seniors can impart the spirit of the team in the generation who will lead the team next.

“Before facing the high physical demands of this tournament, we spoke as a team about what should ground our way of play: fighting for every single ball and fighting to win every rally possible.

“As we prepare for our last match, we want to bring it back to that, upholding the spirit. It is perhaps the strongest asset the seniors can impart in the hearts of our youth who will be the next to lead.”

In their last match the Volleyroos will meet the 14th ranked Netherlands side who are hoping to improve their position during their final block of matches.

Watch the Volleyroos take on the Netherlands tonight at 6:00pm AEST.

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