HIGHER HONOUR: Bundaberg's Tom Edgar celebrates a point during the 2014 World Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland. File photo.
HIGHER HONOUR: Bundaberg's Tom Edgar celebrates a point during the 2014 World Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland. File photo. TYTUS ZMIJEWSKI

Edgar top scores as Volleyroos improve

BUNDABERG'S Volleyroos captain Tom Edgar led the way for Australia in one of the team's most comprehensive wins in the 2015 FIVB Men's World Cup at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Edgar's domination of the Tunisians guided Australia to an easy 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-19) win.

The former Bundaberg boy managed 17 attacks and three blocks to be the game's high scorer with 20 points.

Australia's charge at the World Cup started on September 9 against the United State - a 3-0 (25-23, 25-12, 25-15) loss - and has involved 10 games so far.

The win against Tunisia was the third for the tournament and Edgar said he was pleased, and impressed, his players rallied for the vital victory.

"It's always difficult in long tournaments to stay focused - every team and every person is physically and mentally tired," Edgar said.

"Especially after our tough round in Toyama, I've been really impressed and happy with how our team has played, especially in the last two rounds against Iran and Tunisia.

"I felt today we were in control of the match."

As good as the team played, Edgar was the star, he got off to good start in the first set, successfully launching six attacks to prove that Australia had more firepower then Tunisia.

Tunisia put in good effort with Elyes Karamosli and Mohamed Ali Ben Othmen Miladi playing well, but the Volleyroos were too strong across the court.

Edgar continued to be the imposing player the volleyball world knows he can be, and he even slammed home the winner in the second set.

Poland is undefeated in the tournament while Australia sits in ninth and despite winning three games Edgar said he is impressed with the performance to date.

"Obviously, there are still areas we can improve on but overall I can't be happier," he said.

"A win in this tournament is always a great achievement and I'm looking forward to hopefully getting another big result."



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