AUSSIE MEN INTO ASIAN VOLLEYBALL SEMIS AND OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
The fifth seeded Australians will now play China in this afternoon’s semi-final after keeping its six-match unbeaten record intact.
Australia started the match with a lot of determination and focus, knowing that a win would not only secure a top four finish and a semi-final opportunity, but more importantly a place in the Asian Olympic Qualification tournament to be held June next year in Japan.
Despite a lapse in the third set where the team struggled to control the service reception accurately and made a number of errors in attack which saw Pakistan leading 9-1 and go on to win the set 25-22, the Australians were always in control.
Again it was Australia’s attack that made the difference as they killed the ball at 56 percent, 62 percent, 46 percent and 56 percent respectively in each of the four sets.
Australia also served and blocked well, creating five service aces and 14 stuff blocks as the Pakistan team struggled to deal with the big Australian blockers.
SEMI-FINAL: 10:30pm (AEST Wednesday)
RESULT 3:1 (25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 25-15)
SERVE 5 Aces, 9 Errors, Proficiency 1.66
RECEPTION Proficiency 2.14, 48% Perfect, 6 Errors.
ATTACK 5% Kill, 17% Error, 38% Kill Efficiency
BLOCK 14 Stuff Blocks, 16 Control Blocks.
DEFENCE 30 Controlled Digs.