MARIST Blue continues to dominate the Suva Volleyball Association (SVA) competition after winning the FBC Challenge Trophy in the opening round of men's club games at National Netball Centre in Laucala yesterday.
The SVA knockout tournament winners defeated Cakau by three straight sets to set the mouth-watering challenge clash against Tamavua Celtics next week.
The women's knockout tournament, which was won by Marist Saints II, was also held yesterday.
Marist Saints II defeated Marist Saints I by two sets to one to set a good platform for their weekly club games, which starts next week Saturday.
SVA technical advisor Ilaisa Raketekete said early showers prompted them to start the competition late but they managed to complete the games on time.
"The games were delayed by almost an hour. The rain also resulted in the shift of the venue from Multi-purpose courts to National Netball Centre," he said.
Raketekete was impressed with the competition level and added the inclusion of more teams would make their weekly games more competitive.
He said the men's grade had 10 teams while the women's grade had only three teams participating.
Raketekete said Ebos Medics would join the men's division next week.
"We have asked the girls to invite interested players to form teams and join the association. Our aim is to get younger players in the competition."
Raketekete said they had also started implementing proper rules in their weekly games.
Cakau 3Mighty Heights 2, Marist Red 3 Jittu 2, Tamavua Celtics3 Qauia 0, Tamavua Celtics 3 Tamavua Bulls 0, Marist Red 3 Saints 1, Mighty Heights 3 Jittu 2, Marist Blue 3 Qauia 0, Tamavua Bulls 3 Saints 2, FBC Challenge: Marist Blue 3 Cakau 0; Ladies - Marist Saints I 2 Eurekas 0, Marist Saints II 2 Marist Saints I 1