Guymer continues European winning streak

Volleyroo Jake Guymer is proving to have the midas touch when it comes to helping European clubs win their domestic titles.

Having helped Dutch club, Abyant Lycurgus, to a Supercup, National Cup and National League title in the Netherlands last season, Guymer moved to Finland this season, and last week helped his new club, VaLePa, to the Finnish Cup title.

Guymer has been a strong contributor to VaLePa in both the domestic and CEV competitions, and was again prominent in the 3-1 Finnish Cup final.

The news wasn’t so good in Germany, although Volleyroos Paul Carroll and Luke Perry both enjoyed strong games for SCC Berlin.

Although they lost the German Cup final 1-3, Carroll finished with 16 points and one block while Libero Perry continued his impressive season with his new club.

Many of the men’s and women’s Volleyroos had weekends off, although Australian captain Tom Edgar was in action for his Argentinian club, Personal Bolivar.

His team lost the first match of the weekend 1-3, with Edgar scoring 12 points and picking up three blocks, but won the second match 3-0, Edgar scoring 15 points with two aces and a block.

Sam Walker’s Belgian club, Lennik, had a 3-1 win overnight in its first match of the eighth round of the CEV Cup, with the Western Australian finishing with nine points, one ace and two blocks.

On the weekend Lennik had a 3-0 win and a 0-3 loss, with Walker finishing with 10 points and three blocks in the win, and eight points in the loss.

In Sweden, Simon Hone and Jordan Power’s Vingaker suffered a 0-3 loss, with Hone grabbing five points and Power seven points.

Trent O’Dea’s Orkejllunga had a 3-1 win, O’Dea finishing with an impressive 13 points, one ace and three blocks, while Kosma Smiechowski had 14 points in Sollentuna’s 1-3 loss.

Carsten Moeller had six points in Sodertelge’s 1-3 loss.

In the Netherlands, Sam Boehm scored 11 points for Sk Volejbal Usti Labem in a 0-3 loss.

Tom Hodges continues to score strongly for his US University team, UC Irvine, picking up 16 points, an ace and two blocks in a 3-2 win, and then eight points in a 0-3 loss.

Arash Dosanjh, playing with Team Lakkappa in Finland, had two points in a 3-0 win.

In Canada, Alex McMullin and Chris Morrow had a 3-1 win and a 0-3 loss for Alberta, James Weir and Elliott Viles suffered two 0-3 losses at Brandon, and Conal McAinsh and Matt Aubrey had a 3-2 win and a 2-3 loss at Regina - Aubrey grabbing 22 and 18 points respectively.

Sam Brisbane enjoyed a 3-1 and 3-2 winning double at Mount Royal, whole Curtis Stockton lost 2-3 and 2-3 but picked up 25 and 31 points respectively at Calgary.

Anton Napolitano lost 2-3 and won 3-2 at Thompson Rivers, picking up 20 points, two aces and two blocks in the winning match.

Katarina Osadchuk was the only Volleyroo in action among the women, her Polish Club LKS Lodz winning 3-1 with Osadchuk finishing with seven points, one ace and two blocks.