Taipei, Chinese Taipei: Al Rayyan proved too strong for Taichung Bank as they pulled out a 3-1 (25-16 25-17 22-25 25-15) win in their last top-eight match at the 2019 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship at the University of Taipei (Tianmu) Gymnasium on Monday.
Brazilian Marcus Costa emerged as the top scorer for Al Rayyan, contributing 17 points for the Qataris including 14 attacks from 23 attempts, while Kamil Rychlicki added 13 points including 9 kills. Wu Tsung-Hsuan led Taichung Bank with 14 points including 10 kills and 3 aces.
Rayyan’s head coach Carlos Eduardo was satisfied with his players’ form.
“It was a difficult match because the home team had a special energy and they are a young team. My team had to use a strong point to end their energy since if we let them go, they would come confident and too strong to cope with tactically,” said Eduardo.
“So, we used our strong serves to weaken their reception. Ahead of the match, I was also expecting a hard match because Taichung Bank are a young team with talents. So, we had to beat them from the first set. My game plan for the next match is to do our best one at a time and move forward with confidence.”