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NZ volleyball side off to great start in World Champs qualifying

Posted by devo on April 23, 2009

The New Zealand men’s volleyball team have got off to a flying start, beating Fiji three sets to nil in their opening game at the Oceania Zone World Championship qualifying event in Porirua.

This is the first time New Zealand has hosted an event of this kind and the first time a New Zealand team has had a chance to qualify for an international volleyball competition. They thrashed Fiji today in straight sets, 25-20, 25-17, 25-17. more@TV3

You can check out a nice TV3 video report of the qualifiers with some game footage. ~ stuff.co.nz ~ stuff.co.nz

Women’s schedule more
April 20: Fiji vs. Samoa 3-2 (13-25, 25-17, 14-25, 25-21, 15-10)
April 21: New Zealand vs. Samoa 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19)
April 22: Tonga vs. Samoa 0-3 (20-25, 14-25, 16-25); New Zealand vs. Fiji 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-21)
April 23: Tonga vs. Fiji
April 24: Tonga vs. New Zealand

Men’s schedule and results more
April 22: New Zealand vs. Fiji 3-0 (25-21,25-17,25-17) Tonga vs. Samoa 3-0 (25-21, 27-25, 25-17)
April 23: Samoa vs.Fiji, New Zealand vs. Tanga
April 24: Tanga vs. Fiji, New Zealand vs. Samoa

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