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Big Win For Fiji Blues

  Fiji Blues cruised in their first game defeating Solomon Islands B 3-0 in the 2016 Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championships at the Vodafone Arena last night in Suva. The
03 May 2016 11:26
Big Win For Fiji Blues
Fiji Blues celebrate after defeating Solomon Islands during the 2016 Oceania Volleyball Championship at the Vodafone Arena last night. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

 

Fiji Blues cruised in their first game defeating Solomon Islands B 3-0 in the 2016 Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championships at the Vodafone Arena last night in Suva.

The Solomon Islands were made to play catch up as Fiji spiked their way through the first set winning 25-16. They continued to dominate in the remaining two sets 25-13 and 25-19 respectively.

Coach Tevita Lewetuitovo was pleased with their first win.

“It was a really good game, we stuck to our game plan and the boys really executed everything well so we are really happy,” Lewetuitovo said.

“Playing against these is more challenging.

“But one of the reasons why we are here is learn and grow as a team. Volleyball is a minor sport in the country and with competitions like this, it gives a chance to develop the sport and the players.

“Even though it was the first day of competition, you could see the resilience of the players and how well they performed under pressure.

“Tomorrow is a new day and we want to lift our performance even more.”

Lewetuitovo said the only goal they have set for the team was to win the competition.

“All teams want to win but it is how well we perform and keep up the momentum that will determine whether we walk off the court as winners or otherwise,” he said.

“We have set a goal for ourselves which is to win and I can say that we are track to achieving that.”

Fiji Blues will play Tuvalu today in their second match at 5pm at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Edited by Osea Bola

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