Overnight the Volleyroos were committed and determined in their match against Russia but unfortunately fell short in 3 sets to nil (25-19, 26-24, 25-21).
The Volleyroos had an exceptional start to the match with a strong blocking feature against the tall Russian team, however the Russians efficiency in attack seeing them take out the first set.
The Volleyroos had a superb start to the second set with their diverse attack distribution keeping the opposition block guessing. Nothing separating the two teams all the way until the very end in the 2nd set.
Like the first two sets, the Volleyroos controlled the start of the set, leading the opposition into the first technical timeout. The outstanding Volleyroos defense progressed their lead as the 3rd set continued. But it was the Russians attacking serves, middle attack and composure that clawed themselves back into the set and to victory.
Volleyroos Head Coach Marcos Miranda was pleased the players were able to reset and re-installed their confidence and understanding in each other after the match against Poland yesterday.
“Today we fought for every point with confidence and the team did their best but went down in three hard fought sets to Russia,” Miranda said.
A committed, determined and fighting performance from our Volleyroos in a match much tighter than the 0-3 scoreline suggests against the world class Russian team.
“We want that victory and Russia played well today, so our victory didn’t come. We hope to go to the next match with the same mindset and I know we will do our best and eventually get our victory,” Miranda said.
The Volleyroos will take on the USA tonight at 2am AEST.
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