Silver Medal for Samoa Beach Volleyball
Samoa Beach Volleyball pair, Eneliko Tui and Ioane Fereti Lesoa, scooped silver medals during the last medal presentation at the Vanuatu Mini Games before the closing ceremony.
According to a statement from Chef De Mission Nynette Sass, the Samoa Men’s Beach Volleyball lost their first game of the tournament but recovered to make the final.
“They won their second match against Kiribati 2-1 yesterday under an energy zapping sun.”
The Samoa Men’s Beach Volleyball team progressed to the semi-finals despite the unfriendly weather.
The Samoa Men’s Beach Volleyball team defeated Fiji during their semifinals while Tonga was defeated by Papua New Guinea during the first semi-final.
Samoa won their first set against P.N.G. during the men’s final but silly mistakes cost them their final set.
At the end of the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu, Samoa was ranked fifth with 20 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 7 bronze medals.