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Fijian White March To The Quarters

  The Fijian White men’s volleyball team have qualified for the  quarterfinals of the Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championship following their 3-1 win over Tonga yesterday. The hosts were down
05 May 2016 13:22
Fijian White March To The Quarters
2016 Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championships action between Fiji and Tonga side at Vodafone Arena lastnight. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

 

The Fijian White men’s volleyball team have qualified for the  quarterfinals of the Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championship following their 3-1 win over Tonga yesterday.

The hosts were down 21-25 in the first set and this woke them up as they lifted their performance in the final three sets to remain unbeaten in pool two.

The Fijians regrouped in the second set and lifted the momentum as they won 25-19.

It was not the end as they powered their way through the Tongan blockers and extended their lead 25-15 in the third set.

The Tongans had themselves to blame with poor techniques which allowed the Fijians to finish off with a 25-16 win in the final set to book a quarterfinal spot, which will be played tomorrow.

Fijian White head coach Tevita Lewetuitovo said the players learnt from their mistake in the first set.

“Our weakness in the first set was that the players were playing the ball too fast so we told them to slow the game and focus.

“The boys did what they wanted to achieve we utilised all our opportunities and we finished undefeated in the pool,” Lewetuitovo said.

Tongan player Semisi Funaki said they travelled a long way from Tonga to produce positive results.

“We were not really good with our blocks and we committed silly mistakes against Fiji.

“We are not giving up but we are going to go back improve our performance and play a good game against Kiribati on Thursday, we have travelled a long way from Tonga to Fiji to give our best and that’s what we will do,” Funaki added.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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