Volleyball: Edinburgh’s Morgan vows to put on show until the end

EDINBURGH volleyball star Joanne Morgan is vowing to fight until the very end at London 2012 despite seeing qualification for the knockout stages creep further away from her yesterday.

The 28-year-old took to Earls Court to take on Dominican Republic with Great Britain occupying the fourth and final last-eight spot in group A.

However, the Dominican 
Republic hadn’t won heading into the match and clearly 
felt they had a point to prove, running away with the 
game and winning in straight sets.

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This win means Dominican Republic leapfrog Great Britain, pushing the hosts down a place into fifth, currently outside of a quarter-final berth.

But all is not lost for Great Britain who face Japan in their final group game tomorrow, and Morgan insists nobody is throwing in the towel any time soon.

“We are really disappointed because it was a game we were going after because if we had won it we would have gone into the quarter-finals,” said Morgan.

“So right now it is disappointing but again the Dominican Republic are an awesome team and up there with the best in the world.

“We do have lots of positives from that game though so we need to take those and head into the Japan game full of confidence because we do still have a slim chance of qualifying.

“If we focus on these positives and work on what we need to work on then we can for sure still turn it around.

“We believe we can compete with the best in the world, we have shown that in all four matches, and of course we will need to be at our best in that game but we are going after it for sure.”