Australia vs New Zealand for Girls’ Gold in Nassau
NASSAU, Bahamas, July 21, 2017 – Australians Rebecca Ingram and
Carrie Van Rensburg will battle New Zealanders Ella Akkerman and
Jasmine Pepi-Milton for the female gold medal of the beach
volleyball tournament of the Youth Commonwealth Games Bahamas
2017 on Saturday.
The Aussies Ingram and Van Rensburg became the first finalists
after their semifinal 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) victory over Rwanda’s
Valentine Munezero and Penelope Musabyimana in 31 minutes of
New Zealanders Akkerman and Pepi-Milton overcame Scotland’s Emma
Waldie and Jennifer Lee 2-0 (21-12, 22-20) with Pepi-Milton
scoring the last two points parlaying serve and spike for the
victory in the second semifinal on Friday.
In the match for fifth place, Yasmine Kaashoek and Ellena Austin
of England beat Vanuatu’s Rose Mary Moise and Luduine Tebeim 2-0
(21-10, 21-8), while Michele Moss and LaTavia Braynen of Bahamas
overcame Trinidad & Tobago’s Tsyan Selvon and Ebony Williams 2-1
(15-21, 21-18, 15-10) in 51 minutes to finish seventh.
The first match of Friday saw Jamaica’s Abigail Thompson and
Lisanne Roofe defeating St Lucia’s Tenayestigni Joseph and Tiah
Arnold 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) for ninth position.
Girls Results on Friday
JAM d LCA 2-0 (21-16, 21-19). Positions 7-8: BAH d TTO
2-1 (15-21, 21-18, 15-10). Positions 5-6: ENG d VAN 2-0
(21-10, 21-8). Semifinals: AUS d RWA 2-0 (21-12, 21-11),
NZL d SCO 2-0 (21-12, 22-20).