Start For Iceland, San Marino
NICOSIA, 2 June 2009 -
Iceland and San Marino won their first games in Women’s
Volleyball at the XIII Games of the Small States of
Europe against Luxemburg and Liechtenstein respectively.
Iceland seems capable to
go for glory in this year's Games. On Tuesday, the girls
won the game against Luxemburg unexpectedly easily in
straight sets, 3-0. To do so, they relied on their
strong service and reception, both of which the
Luxemburgians lacked. Sets: 25-20, 25-19, 25-16.
San Marino had a hard
time against Liechtenstein only during the third set,
winning it by 26-24. That gave the San Marinese the win,
as they had also taken the first two sets by 25-17 and
25-19. Attending the game was Princess Nora of
Liechtenstein with her delegation.
A moment of silence was
held before the game of San Marino against
Liechtenstein, in memory of San Marino’s Alessandro
Casadei, who tragically died in May 2009 on a motorbike
On Wednesday, Iceland
plays against Liechtenstein (09:00) and Cyprus against
San Marino (11:15).