Clancy and Artacho del Solar on a roll in Birmingham

By 03/08/2022News

Article courtesy of Volleyball Australia.

Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar kept the momentum rolling into their second game of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Source: volleyball.org.au

Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar kept the momentum rolling into their second game of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Aussie pair were all class, with a convincing straight sets win over Trinidad and Tobago 2:0 (21-6, 21-7).

Clancy said it was great to be able to deliver another strong performance on the court at Smithfield.

“It felt like another step forward from our last game, which is good, that’s what we want to do,” Clancy said.

“It was another good performance, it was a bit windier today which is a nice new challenge, but I also really enjoy that for our serving. It really gives us an edge over some teams,” she said.

With one pool game remaining for the Aussie duo, the two wins already on the board secure their spot in the quarterfinals.

But Clancy admitted they’re not thinking that far ahead just yet.

“That’s another tick for us, so it’s nice to be able to sit and acknowledge that moment,” Clancy said.

“But for us we really want to take it to Cyprus, we’re definitely not going to take our foot off the pedal.

“We’re just looking to grow our game each day, and take it one step at a time,” she said.

Clancy and Artacho del Solar will have one day off, before returning to the court on Thursday for their final pool match against Cyprus (11.30pm AEST).

Results: AUS d TTO | 2:0 (21 – 6; 21 – 7).