Ex-Cougars help Americans stay perfect in men’s volleyball at Olympics

By Michael C. Lewis

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: July 31, 2012 06:13PM
Updated: July 31, 2012 11:18PM
United States' Donald Suxho celebrates hit team's victory over Germanuy in a men's preliminary volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

London • Former Brigham Young volleyball standout Russell Holmes scored nine points to lead the U.S. men’s volleyball team to a straight-sets victory over Germany in pool-play at the London Olympics on Tuesday.

Holmes and fellow former Cougar Rich Lambourne helped the Americans win 25-23, 25-16 and 25-20 to improve to 2-0 in pool play — they haven’t dropped a set yet — with Brazil up next on Thursday, in a rematch of the gold-medal match at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Clayton Stanley led the Americans with 16 points, while Matt Anderson added 15.

Michael C. Lewis