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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, May 15, 2017 – Australia snatched their first win at the SMM 2nd Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship at The Mall Nakhon Ratchasima’s MCC Hall after cruising past the smaller-built Sri Lankans in dramatic four sets 25-16 25-23 21-25 25-14 on Monday.

Australia and Sri Lanka suffered straight two losses to Chinese Taipei and Kazakhstan in Pool C and both sides have already been relegated to the 9th-13th classification round since Sunday. Their match on Monday was to decide a better position in the pool. After going down in the first two sets 16-25 23-25, Sri Lanka put their acts together to take the third set 25-21. However, the Sri Lankans could not go the distance and Aussies roared back to win the fourth set 25-14 and match.

Katrina Janssen scored a team-high 17 points including 9 kills from 27 attempts. Jennifer Tait and Tessa Barbour scored four points apiece from their solid blocking, while Senewirathna led Sri Lanka with 10 points.

“It’s good to get a win in this tournament. We got a slow start but came up with determination at the net and tried to win. I think we played with something fantastic. Against Macao on May 18, I think they played well as we saw them this morning. We have to play a lot than we did today. If we play more aggressively, I think we can play a good match against them,“ said Australia’s head coach Shannon Winzer after the match.


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