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Marist to defend title

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, June 28, 2014

DEFENDING champions Fiji Bitter Marist is looking good in the Bula FM Marist Volleyball Tournament held in Suva yesterday.

The men's and women's teams have eased through to the quarter-finals of the prestigious annual event.

In the men's grade, the Marist side will play Vitieloma in the quarter-final today.

The team, which had services of national reps Qilu Elliot and Epeli Ratabacaca, looks in a good shape to retain the title.

In the other men's quarters, Drifters will play Red Beard, former champs Rebels will take on Giants while Security Forces will challenge Cakau Gold.

The women's quarters were held last night and the Anaseini Seniloli-led Marist defeated Vitieloma 2-0 to remain on track.

Tournament official Jone Kalouniviti said the major upset on day one was Rebels' loss to Lautoka's Senibua Knights.

The Knights bombed out in the eliminations after losing to Marist.

"Rebels still managed to top their pool on points. Savusavu's Black Rock which lost all their matches last year managed to beat Groundsmen this year," Kalouniviti said.

"Security Forces led by former national rep Timoci Senibeci who last played for Fiji in the 2003 SPG look a good side."

Meanwhile, Kalouniviti said they would have a "quick volley" event today for the teams which did not qualify for the quarters.

He said they gave out a total of $3600 cash to teams for winning their pool matches yesterday.

"The teams that won their pool games got $50 each. We will also have prizes for the plate, bowl and shield category."

The winner in the men's grade will receive $4000 while the women's champion will get $3000.

Entry fee for adult is $7 while for children under 12 is $2.








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