Aussie girls in Semi finals – World Tour Poland

Lou celebrates – photo courtesy of FIVB www.fivb.org On her 28th birthday (and not looking a day over 21) Louise Bawden and her partner Becchara Palmer have broken through to the semi finals with a solid win against Brazilians Ana Paula-Shelda 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-12), and then a smack down in the quarter finals, knocking…

Side out vision

Todd Rogers, just about to side out with an angle shot One of the common traits in all the best side out players, especially the smaller ones, is their ability to see the block, and or the defender. In the ideal situation, a player should know where the defender is, and see where the block…

Aussies making their mark in Poland

Rematch of last weeks match Vs Sweden – this time the Aussies have the answers Last week at the Klagenfurt Grandslam, Alice Rohkamper and Heike Jensen were unlucky not to qualify losing to the Swedish team of Lundqvist-Ljungquist 16 – 14 in the third set. This week, in the first round of the losers bracket,…

Qualification Poland – Mazury Open – Stare Jablonki

Poland is going to be an interesting tournament for Australia. Apart from the two teams in the women’s qualifiers, who both have very good chances of coming through, we have a debut appearance of a new team, Luke Campbell and Dan Carey. But lets start with the girls. Palmer-Bawden, coming off a great tournament in…

Klagenfurt wrap up – womens draw

Larissa winding up for another kill The women’s final was a one sided event, Larissa-Juliana BRA beating Branagh-Youngs USA 2-0 (21-12, 21-15). Clearly the better side, Larissa-Juliana had an answer to everything, wrapping up the Gold medal in just under 40 minutes. For my money, the result of the tournament was the fourth place for…