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10th Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG), Mauritius July 19-28, 2019 |23 July 2019

10th Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG), Mauritius July 19-28, 2019

The Seychelles women’s B team (in dark blue and yellow) in a souvenir photo with their Mauritian opponents

Beach Volleyball

Seychelles lose to Maldives and Reunion

Seychelles still have a long way to go if we want to rub shoulders with our neighbours from the region and yesterday’s results at the ongoing Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) proved that as the country’s men’s and women’s selections were beaten in straight sets in beach volleyball.

In the first series of matches played at the Mont Choisy Beach Volleyball Arena, both men’s selections suffered defeats at the hands of the Maldives, while our women’ selections were defeated by Mauritius.

In the men’s matches, the A selection comprising Guilly Bijoux and Jerry Lozaique lost 0-2 (18-21, 10-21), while the B selection made up of Henrico Ernesta and Danny Marie were also beaten 2-0. The set scores were 13-21 and 14-21.

In the women’s matches, our selections went head to head against hosts Mauritius who had the support of their public.

In the first match, team B of Marie-Antoinette Labiche and Ingrid Frederick lost 0-2 (13-21, 14-21), similar to the A selection made up of Terryl Songoire and Nathalie Agnes-Sauer who also lost 0-2. The set scores were 18-21 and 10-21.

Today our teams will be playing in the singles competition where only one selection will be action.


Text and photos Roland Duval in Mauritius

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