Beach volleyballers take in the volleyball spectacle


Casey Patterson came to the Maracanazinho to support the USA men's volleyball team

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9, 2016 – Beach volleyball players Casey Patterson of the United States, and Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands were among the many spectators that were enjoying the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s volleyball match of Italy and USA at Maracanazinho on Tuesday.

Patterson came to support his compatriots and was admiring the great energy at the volleyball competition.

“The match is awesome,” Patterson said. “I am enjoying the match, there’s so much great energy here at the venue. I am giving my support for Team USA.”

Patterson had some time off and took a peek at the volleyball competition even with a very busy schedule. On Wednesday, Patterson and his partner Jake Gibb will have a big match against Spaniards Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira in Pool F of the men’s volleyball competition at Copacabana.

“It’s been pretty great, we won our first match but we have a big match tomorrow,” Patterson said.

Brouwer and Meeuwsen also loved the atmosphere in volleyball. 

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“This match is great,” Meeuwsen said. “It’s nice to see that both teams are playing at a high level. It’s been a long time since I have played volleyball and seeing this level of competition is just amazing.”

“I like the atmosphere in the venue,” Brouwer said. “There are so many people watching and it’s great to see a full stadium in volleyball.”

Meanwhile, the USA women’s volleyball team were also among the spectators in the huge crowd at Maracanazinho that supported the men’s team. The team will have a tough test against Serbia on Wednesday to decide which team will go with an undefeated record in Pool B in the women’s competition.

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