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Suva spikes Raiwai

Arin Kumar
Sunday, January 19, 2014

THE Suva men's volleyball side finally managed to defeat Raiwai.

After consecutive losses last season to Raiwai, Suva managed to pull-off a 3-0 victory in the open men's competition of the Battle of the Powerhouses yesterday.

The tournament was only between the two capital city rivals and was meant to be used as a tool for the development of the sport.

And tournament official Iliesa Raketekete said that was exactly what happened at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala Bay.

"We had games in the under-15, under-17, under-19, under-21, open development, masters and open categories for both males and females," he said.

"We saw good competition in all games on both days and the tournament drew a huge crowd.

"Also the gate takings from this tournament went to both associations so they can carry out development work for the youth teams."

Raketekete said the open women's team of Raiwai was one of the most impressive teams in the competition.

"The open women's competition in Raiwai had died out and is now is a revival stage.

"They are coming back slowly and even though they lost 0-3 to Suva, they look like they will soon become a team to be reckoned with."

He said the open men's final kept the crowd at their feet.

"The competition between the men is always the toughest. Last season, Raiwai won it all but this is the first tournament of the year and Suva have stamped their mark early with this win.

"And that has sent a strong message to Raiwai that Suva is targeting to win back all the major titles this season."

Results:

U15: Womens - Raiwai 2 Suva 1, Mens - Suva 2 Raiwai 0; U17: Women - Raiwai 0 Suva 2, Men - Suva 2 Raiwai 0; U19: Women - Raiwai 2 Suva 0, Men Suva 0 Raiwai 2; U21: Women - Raiwai 0 Suva 2, Men - Raiwai 2 Suva 0; Masters: Women - Raiwai 2 Suva 0, Men - Suva 2 Raiwai 0, Open Development: Women - Suva 3 Raiwai 0, Men - Suva 3 Raiwai 0, Open: Women - Suva 3 Raiwai 1, Men - Suva 3 Raiwai 0.








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