Fiji Blues Fight Hard To Win

Fiji Blues coach Te­vita Lewe­tu­itovo was far from happy with the way they had per­formed

Fiji Sun - - Sport - STELLA MORESIO Leone Cabenatabua Feed­back: stella.moresio@fi­jisun.com.fj

It was a hard match for the Fiji Blues as they fought their way to beat Tu­valu 4- 0 in the 2016 Handy Fi­nance Ocea­nia Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onship at the Voda­fone Arena, Suva last night.

Fiji Blues coach Te­vita Lewe­tu­itovo was far from happy with the way they had per­formed as they strug­gled in or­der to stay on top. “I was a bit dis­ap­pointed with the way we played to­day,” he said. “The game re­ally tested our per­for­mance and it was a close one.”

Fiji had a strong start as they took out the first set 25-16. Tu­valu had other ideas and with a much-im­proved per­for­mance they bat­tled hard but failed to keep up with the tempo as they bowed out 26-24 in the sec­ond set. The crowd con­tin­ued to cheer them on in the third set. The Fiji Blues con­tin­ued to com­mit ba­sic er­rors, which proved costly as Tu­valu came close to beaing them. Lewe­tu­itovo said there are some er­rors made he wished to rec­tify be­fore they play their next game. “It was play­ing to the crowd that dis­tracted them. When the crowd cheered they were en­cour­aged to spike,” he said. Lewe­tu­itovo added that he looks for­ward to the next game and be­lieves the team who win the next game would win the tour­na­ment.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Fiji Blue women’s side and of­fi­cials dur­ing the 2016 Handy Fi­nance Ocea­nia Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onships at Voda­fone Arena last night.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Fiji Blue and Tu­valu dur­ing Handy Fi­nance Ocea­nia Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onship at Voda­fone Arena last night.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

Tu­valu block­ers try to stop Fiji Blue’s Ji­uta Vateitei’s (left), spike dur­ing 2016 Handy Fi­nance Ocea­nia Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onships at Voda­fone Arena last night.

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