Maltese Beach Handball national team makes it to top six

Monday, September 7, 2015, 16:59
  • Maltese Beach Handball national team makes it to top six in the Mediterranean Beach Games
  • 2015 Mediterranean Beach games, Pescara
  • BEACH HANDBALL

Gavin Muscat

The beach handball national team at the 2015 Mediterranean Beach games, in Pescara, finished in sixth position in the final classification after going down to Italy in a play-off for fifth and sixth place.

The Italians beat Malta 2 sets to nil; the defeat coming a day after Ian Psaila’s men,who was assisted by Milos Stanisavljevic, won to Albania and Algeria earlier in the week. Malta also impressed against Slovenia. Both teams won a set each with the Slovenians winning the match in the play offs.

Coach Ian Psaila said he was very satisfied with the national team’s debut showing in Pescara, in the 10-team tournament.

“This is the very first time we participated in an International tournament.  We played strongly and consistently, we are very satisfied with our performance” he told media reporters.

“Beating Albania and Algeria in the group stage surprised most of our opponents and making it to the quarter-finals meant facing the strongest teams whose experience showed. Our performance here is one to be proud of.”

James Rausi was Malta’s top scorer in Pescara after netting 44 points.

The Maltese Beach Handball Team

 





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