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Aussies defeat India

Posted by devo on August 14, 2009

vtamworld champs 2010Volleyball team Australia Men are now only one match away from qualifying for the World Championships to be played in Italy next year. more@fivb

2010 Men’s World Championship – 3rd Round – Asia – G | Match # 1 – Chengdu, China – 14/08/2009

Aus def India 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-19)

VTAM world qualifiers 09Paul Carroll 16 points ~ Nathan Roberts 14 points ~ Igor Yudin 10 points ~ India made 23 errors to Australia’s 8.

fivb match statistics ~ P3 ~ P2

picture courtesy of fivb – click to enlarge – match pictures here.

Asia – G | Match # 2 – 14/08/2009 ~ China def Thailand 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-18)

…Russell Borgeaud’s men were much better both in tactics and physical play, staging waves of attacks right after the curtain was raised on the match. It was with little difficulty that Australia claimed the first set.

India played much better in the second set and fought hard to tie the set 1-1 and 6-6l, even leading by five points at 14-9, before India lost their form suddenly with many unforced errors. Australia narrowed the gap to 16-16 and 21- 21 before Australia got the key points to finish the set. The third set went almost the same as the second one with no team taking a big advantage but Australia then controlled the game and took it easily.

Australian coach Russell Borgeaud said: “We showed our spirit in the second set. We got key points in the third set and won the game. We look forward to continuing to improve and to play well in the next game. We have the chance to beat China if we show our best.” more@fivb

4 Responses to “Aussies defeat India”

  1. Cathy said

    Hi,

    I think I have found a live video link for tomorrows game. It looks promising http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?&matchid=46125&part=sports
    “A station is available and will appear here from 12:00 on the day of the event”

    Cheers
    Cathy

    • devo said

      Thanks Cathy,

      I have got onto games in the past through this site. It just depends what the link is to. Sometimes okay; sometimes not. I’ll certainly be checking it tomorrow.

  2. edbinnie said

    Interesting to see that Ben wasn’t played during the match. Are they still worried about his injuries?
    1 down, 2 to go!

  3. India said

    I wish loads of good fortune to the team from India.

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