Several of Australia’s leading helloworld Volleyroos have made flying starts to 2017, scoring heavily or being involved in big wins.
Volleyroos men’s captain, Tom Edgar, had two wins with his Argentinian club, Personal Bolivar, and picked up 16 points and 26 points respectively.
Tom Douglas-Powell, playing for Antwerp, scored 22 points and 11 points in his teams 3-1 and 3-0 wins. He also picked up three blocks in the first match.
Although they suffered a rare defeat, Paul Carroll and Luke Perry were both prominent in SCC Berlin’s 3-1 league loss. Carroll had 11 points, while Libero Perry had 20 receives with three errors.
There was better news for Mitchell Tulley, also playing in Germany with Rhein Main Frankfurt. Tulley had seven points and three blocks in the first two sets of a 3-1 win.
The Finnish club of Harry Peacock and Luke Smith, Hurricane Loimaa, had a 3-0, 3-1, 3-2 win, with Smith picking up 23 points in the third match.
Also in Finland, Jake Guymer’s VaLePa won 3-1, with Guymer picking up eight points and two blocks, and Arash Dosanjh had six points during Team Lakkappa’s 3-2 win.
Aidan Zingel’s Blu Volley Verona continued it’s recent winning form, with a 3-1 result, with the former Volleyroo captain picking up seven points, three blocks and an ace.
Jordan Richards is also playing in Italy, and picked up 13 points in a 1-3 losing effort for Libertas Cantu.
Sam Boehm has been scoring heavily this season. On the weekend his Czech Republic team, Sk Volejbal Asti Labem lost 1-3, but Boehm picked up 18 points, had two aces and two blocks.
In France, Adam White’s VB Tours won 3-2, with White notching up 20 points.
The Swedish club of Simon Hone and Jordan Power, Vingaker, lost 0-3, but both Australians were prominent. Hone had ten points with two aces and three blocks, while Power also racked up 10 points and had two blocks.
Trent O’Dea (Orkejllunga), Carsten Moeller (Sodertelge) and Kosma Smiechowski (Sollentuna) are all also playing in Sweden.
O’Dea scored seven points in a 3-0 win, Moeller seven points and three aces in a 3-2 win, and Smiechowski eight points in a 0-2 loss.
And in Greece, Beau Graham had eight points, and three blocks, in a 1-3 loss for his team, Pamvohaikos.