Volleyball bonanza continues at Cottonera this weekend

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 15:11

Following the excellent result achieved by the Maltese women’s national team last weekend in the CEV European Championship (Small Countries Division) it’s now time for the men’s team to feature in the same competition. To recap, the women’s team missed out on the 2nd spot in the standings by just 2 points after battling it our for 5 sets against San Marino in the final game.

The locals also beat Ireland in straight sets and managed a fantastic win against a more quoted Icelandic team who 12 months ago had won the bronze medal in the GSSE that were held in Cyprus. Incidentally San Marino had won silver in that same competition and this is good news for the local girls.

The focus is now on the men’s team who will be playing a round robin tournament against San Marino, Iceland, and Luxembourg with the fixtures for Malta being as follows:

Friday 18th June at 8:00 pm: Malta vs Luxembourg
Saturday 19th June at 5:30 pm: Malta vs Iceland
Sunday 20th June at 3:30 pm: San Marino vs Malta

All games will be played at the Cottonera sport complex and the two teams that qualify from this round will play in Andorra next year in the final round.

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