U.S. men’s volleyball opens with a win a day after drum tower tragedy

The United States‘ men’s volleyball team opened with a win today against Venezuela, just a day after the team’s coach’s father-in-law was stabbed at the Drum Tower in Beijing.

The United States defeated Venezuela: 25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 15-10.

“We really felt the loss as one of our own,” said U.S. captain Tom Hoff. “Maybe that’s why it hurts so much. It hit so close.”

The men briefly linked arms and bowed their heads before the games. Afterward, they left the court quickly without talking to reporters.

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Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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