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CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup

 CAVB CCUP - Zonal phase - R2 - Pool 4    |    Women     |    28/10/2011 - 30/10/2011

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DR Congo Women clinch gold from All Africa Games champions

Mauritius take on Nigeria at the CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup in Abuja
Abuja, Nigeria, November 3, 2011 – DR Congo women’s beach volleyball team picked up a shock win in Pool 4 in the second round of the CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup on Sunday as they beat All Africa Games champions Mauritius in a thrilling five-match final in Abuja, Nigeria.

Congo achieved their first ever African competition gold medal to edge closer to qualification for the London 2012 Olympic Games. They join Mauritius in the finals of the CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup, set to be held in June 2012.

The surprise Congo team embarrassed the home side with victory over Nigeria after an exciting golden set 3-2. They recovered after losing the first match to win two successive clashes that saw them go ahead 2-1. The Nigerians rebounded back to win the fourth match before Congo pair of Nsimba Matondo and Tshama Tshitenge defeated Nigeria’s Prescila Agera and Isabela Eyetsonetan 15-13 in the golden set.

Mauritius repeated the feat against the hosts as they defeated them 3-2 after a 15-13 golden set.

In the final, Congo pair Nsimba Matondo and Tshama Tshitenge defeated Mauritius Marjorie Nadal and Prisca Seerungun 2-0 in the first match. Mauritius All Africa Games champions Natacha Rigobert and Elodie Lo Yuk Lo rebounded to win the second match 2-1. But Congo bounced back again with a 2-1 win in the next match before Mauritius double Natacha Rigobert and Elodie Lo Yuk Lo took the match to a golden set which saw Nsimba Matondo and Tshama Tshitenge seal a 15-13 win and take the thrilling final.

Final women ranking
1. RD Congo
2. Mauritius
3. Nigeria


  
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