Volleyball: Land Marine Cup |03 December 2020
Battle intensifies as some semifinalists are known
The race to this year’s Land Marine Cup final gets tougher with the last group of matches left to be played, while some teams have already booked their spots in the semifinals which will begin on Saturday.
In the women’s division one group, the semifinal scene has already been set with last year’s winners Arsu playing against Mont Fleuri, while the other last-four match will feature Cascade against City Ladies.
The men’s division two semifinal matches have also been decided with Outsiders facing Anse Royale Boys in the first match, while St Francis Brothers will play against St Francis Brothers in the second encounter.
In the last group matches played last weekend, St Louis defeated Airwaves 3-2 (29-27, 25-23, 22-25, 25-27, 15-12), while Outsiders defeated Juniors 3-1. The set scores were 25-17, 25-21, 21-25 and 27-25.
St Francis Brothers, on the other hand, bagged a 3-2 (27-25, 16-25, 25-21, 17-25, 15-11) win over Airwaves Lads.
As for the men’s division one competition, the battle for four final spots is still open with all five selections still in the race.
During the weekend’s group match played, Premium Spikers whitewashed rivals Beau Vallon 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-18), while on Saturday they will face Neo Boyz in their second group match.
The two semifinals for this division have been scheduled to take place next Wednesday and Thursday.
Despite a 2-3 (25-21, 19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-7) defeat against Juniors, St Louis Bombers have already booked their spot in the women’s division two semifinals, along with the former. The Bombers will play against Neo Girls and St Francis Sisters who played for the top two spots in group A yesterday.
As it has been the case for previous matches, once again the Seychelles Volleyball Federation (SVF) is urging all teams and players to observe the strict guidelines set in conjunction with the Ministry of Health due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
These include the wearing of face mask when entering match venues, hands sanitising, temperature checks, as well as social distancing of at least one metre at all times.