Volleyroos start strong at Asian Senior Men’s Championships in Japan
The Australian Men’s Volleyroos got their Asian Senior Men’s Championships campaign off to a flying start, defeating Uzbekistan in straight sets 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-19).
Leading for the entirety of the match, the Volleyroos welcomed the return of Thomas Edgar who was very impressive on the court.
Edgar led the attack to score 15 of the team’s points, as well as leading the statistics for spikes and serves.
Captain Luke Perry was proud of his side’s first performance, but said they’re taking it one game at a time.
“It was good to get a 3-0 win over Uzbekistan, but moving forward there are still a few things to tidy up,” Perry said.
“Our next job is Kuwait, and that’s the only thing we’re focused on right now,” he said.
Head Coach Marcos Miranda was happy with the strong start from his team.
“We made our debut in the competition with a good victory over Uzbekistan,” Miranda said.
“It was important that we started the tournament strong, to give rhythm to some of our players who have not played for the national team for a long time.
“We executed our offensive system well, which gave us a good advantage in the match.
“Overall, it was a good performance which we hope to continue to build on for tonight’s match against Kuwait,” he said.
The Volleryoos will face Kuwait at 4pm AEST (Monday 13 September), with their third preliminary match set for 6.30pm AEST on Tuesday 14 September against China.
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