There were a number of stand-out performances by several helloworld Volleyroos around the globe on the weekend, with many playing important roles in their teams’ victories.
In Germany, Paul Carroll turned on a serving clinic with his five aces and 17 points, along with another solid performance from Libero Luke Perry, as SCC Berlin posted a 3-0 win.
Volleyroos captain, Tom Edgar, had two matches for two wins for his Argentinian club, Personal Bolivar. Edgar finished with 24 points in the first 3-0 win, and then followed up with 16 points and two aces in the second 3-0 results.
Sam Walker’s move to Belgium continues to bear fruit, with the Western Australian finishing with 23 points and five aces in Lennik’s 3-2 win.
Jake Guymer’s Finnish club, VaLePa, had a 3-1 win, with Guymer contributing 13 points, one ace and a massive five blocks.
Former Australian women’s captain, Rachel Rourke, had an outstanding game in a losing result for her Chinese club, Sichuan Institute Sports Skills, finishing with 34 points in a 1-3 loss.
Beth Carey finished with four points but her German team, Suhl, lost 3-0, while Kat Osadchuk had seven points and two aces but her Polish team, LKS Lodz, lost 1-3.
Elsewhere there were Volleyroos tasting victories, with Harry Peacock and Luke Smith’s Hurrikani Loimaa from Finland, Mitch Tulley’s Rhein Main Frankfurt in Germany, and Nathan Roberts’s MKS Bedzin from Poland all in the winner’s circle.
Tulley played Opposite and finished with 13 points in a 3-1 result, while Smith had seven points and 10 points in two 3-0 wins.
Roberts had 10 points and two blocks in Bedzin’s 3-2 win.
In Italy, Aidan Zingel’s Blu Volley Verona lost 0-3, while in France Adam White’s VB Tours lost 2-3.
Sam Boehm had a day out for his Czech club, SK Volejbal Usti Labem, clocking up 27 points, an ace and a block in his team’s 3-1 win.
In Greece, Beau Graham’s Pamvohaikos had a 3-2 win, with the Australian finish with four points and an ace.