ITS 'going for bronze' now for the national women's volleyball side as they were thumped 0-3 by Tahiti at the Pacific Mini Games yesterday.
The tagline 'Going for Gold' went flying out the door in the very first set as the Kenneth Lidise-coached side were taught a lesson by the athletic and tanned women of Tahiti.
Fiji lost 15-25, 14-25 and 12-25 in the three-sets at Kafika Hall in Hahake, Wallis and Futuna.
It seems like the Fiji girls were heavy and tired after their dancing party at Hahalo Village in Wallis on Sunday.
This was Fiji's second successive loss of the competition as they had lost 1-3 to New Caledonia on Saturday.
This means Fiji will now contest for the bronze medal tomorrow.
Lidise said their back-court, which was weak against New Caledonia, was again their main weakness yesterday.
"That and also the girls made a lot of silly mistakes and that is why they were able to score more points against us," he said.
"Its really unfortunate that this result has come because a win would have put us in the final."
Fiji plays Nauru today and the match will be a formality for both sides because Fiji is confirmed for the bronze medal play-off while Nauru is out of the competition.
"Even though they are out of the competition, we would need to use that game to improve on our weak areas.
"We will need to put a little more effort in getting the basics right."
Fiji had beaten Nauru 3-0 in their early round robin game.