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Fiji Whites Through

  Fiji White men’s volleyball team will play New Caledonia in the 2016 Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championship final at 3pm today. This is after they beat Samoa 3-1 in
07 May 2016 13:23
Fiji Whites  Through
2016 Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championships Semi final action between Fiji and Samoa at Vodafone Arena lastnight. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

 

Fiji White men’s volleyball team will play New Caledonia in the 2016 Handy Finance Oceania Volleyball Championship final at 3pm today.

This is after they beat Samoa 3-1 in the semifinal last night.

Samoa and Fiji Blue will play in the bronze medal playoff at 10:30am.

Having home crowd advantage the Fijians were ruthless in attack and powerful in their spikes which resulted in them winning the first set 25-17.  The Tevita Lewetuitovo- coached side stuck to their game plan and displayed an entertaining game distracting the Samoans defenders to win 25-19 in the second set.

Samoans regrouped well in the third set as they applied pressure seeing  Fijian setter Peni  Ratu being shown a yellow card resulting in the Samoans winning the third set 25-23.

But the Fijians were more determined and won the fourth set 25-20.

Coach Tevita Lewetuitovo said ttheir discipline area is one area they will have to improve against New Caledonia today.

“Our aim was to win in three straight sets but the infringement that happened in the third set costs us which gave Samoa the win but we came back in the fourth set.

“We cannot afford to do this silly mistake against New Caledonia in the final,” Lewetuitovo said.

“We respect New Caledonia as champions.”

Meanwhile, Samoa captain Vaoita Togafau wants to win bronze medal against Fiji Blues today.

“Everyone wants to win a medal for our country and for our people back home.

“We are ready to take on Fiji Blues and it should be a good game,” Togafau said.

Edited by Osea Bola

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