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Anderson makes winning return with Zenit Kazan

Matt Anderson back in action with Zenit Kazan
Kazan, Russia, January 22, 2015 - USA volleyball star Matt Anderson, who was a key figure for the United States team that won gold at the FIVB Volleyball World League Finals in 2014, made his much-anticipated return last night helping Zenit Kazan to a straight-sets win over Olympiacos Piraeus 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-19).

Anderson’s powerful serves saw Zenit take an early lead
in the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League – Men Pool D encounter. The Tatars went on to claim their fifth consecutive victory in the pool and their twentieth consecutive win in European and domestic competitions combined.

After the match, Zenit coach Vladimir Alekno said: “The match went according to our plan. We didn’t manage to do everything we had planned, but we have achieved the desired result. As for Anderson, he is just missing a little bit the rhythm of the game but other than that he is in a quite good condition.”

In October last year, Anderson announced he was leaving Russian champions Zenit Kazan to take a break from the sport, citing depression and homesickness. He returned to the club in December.

Anderson joined Zenit Kazan in the summer of 2012 after playing professionally in Korea and Italy, and played 98 matches for the side, winning the 2014 edition of the Russian Superleague, the 2012 Supercup as well as a bronze at the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League. He was also a key figure for the United States team that won gold at the World League Finals in Florence, Italy in 2014, and helped them to seventh place at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014.

Related news:
American Anderson to return to Zenit-Kazan
Anderson announces break from volleyball


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