Zone 7 men - Seychelles overcome Mauritius in thrilling tiebreaker

8 October 2013

2014 FIVB World Championships- African Qualifier

Vacoas, Mauritius, October 7, 2013- Seychelles Men's Volleyball team qualified to the final phase of the 2014 FIVB World Championship African qualifier following their victory over host Mauritius in grueling tiebreaker in Pandit Sahadeo Gymnasium in Vacoas on Sunday.

 

 Seychelles played their best to overcome Mauritius 3-2 (25-23, 25-23, 19-25, 31-29, 15-11) in their decisive match of zone 7.

 

 The guests started the match aggressively to lead 2-0 with their service as an important weapon before the Mauritians came back aggressively supported by the home crowd to win the third and fourth sets and extend the match to tiebreak. Seychelles regained the rhythm on time to win the tiebreak and gain the tough victory 3-2.

 

"We made some changes during the match which allowed us to return back on time. Our level of play has improved and in fact, we could reverse the situation in the third and fourth sets." said Camille James, the coach of the Seychelles. "Now, we must improve in order to prepare for the final round in the best conditions."

 

2014 FIVB World Championships- African Qualifier

Zone 7 Women

Seychelles edge host Mauritius in tight five setter

 

Vacoas, Mauritius, October 7, 2013- Seychelles women's volleyball team had to fight for more than two hours to clinch a tight five set victory over host Mauritius in the 2014 FIVB World Championship African qualifier in Pandit Sahadeo Gymnasium in Vacoas on Sunday.

 

 Seychelles women followed the footsteps of their men's counterparts and defeated Mauritius 3-2 (25-19, 29-13, 19-25, 25-22, 15-11).

 

 After Seychelles won the first set, Mauritius ladies regained their performance and won two successive set to lead 2-1 before the Seychelles team claimed the fourth set and the tiebreak to win the tough match.

 

With the victory, Seychelles will represent zone 7 in the finals of the qualifications to be held in January 2014.

 



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