Performance By Cyprus Duo
LIMASSOL, 3 June 2009
Cyprus has become the first Women’s Beach
Volleyball Team to qualify for the semifinals of the
XIII Games of the Small States of Europe.
The host team of Manolina Konstantinou
and Mariota Aggelopoulou overcame the challenge of
Luxembourg and their representatives, Jeanne Schneider
and Norma Zambon, winning 2-0 in 40 minutes for their
third overall victory at the Games.
The victory over Luxembourg has been
described as the most crucial so far as they were tipped
as favourites in the competition following their two
Cyprus are now on course to secure top
place in the pool and a win in their next two games
could see them with a strong chance of securing a medal
against the team finishing fourth in the other pool.
They next take on Liechtenstein on
Wednesday at 18:30.
In the other game in the women’s event,
Liechtenstein got their first victory after beating
Andorra 2-0 (21-7, 21-14) in 36 minutes.
A total of five teams are still in
contention for the remaining three semifinal spots
including Iceland and Andorra - who have both suffered
two consecutive defeats so far – as there are three pool
games still left to play.