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Scotland and Australia finish atop Girls’ Pools A and B in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas, July 19, 2017 – Scotland and Australia won their respective pools at the girls’ beach volleyball tournament of the Youth Commonwealth Games Bahamas 2017.

Scotland’s Emma Waldie and Jennifer Lee beat Jamaica’s Abigail Thompson and Lisanne Roofe 2-0 (21-12, 21-13) to win Pool B on Wednesday. Australia’s Rebecca Ingram and Carrie Van Rensburg defeated Michele Moss and LaTavia Braynen of Bahamas-A 2-0 (21-8, 21-15) to claim first place in Pool A.

Waldie/Lee and Ingram/Van Rensburg joined New Zealand’s Ella Akkerman and Jasmine Pepi-Milton as female teams with berths in the main draw of the competition.

It was the second loss of the day for the Jamaicans who previously succumbed 2-0 (21-13, 21-13) to Vanuatu’s Rose Mary Moise and Luduine Tebeim, who finished second in Pool B. England’s Yasmine Kaashoek and Ellena Austin took second place behind the Australians, while Rwanda’s Valentine Munezero and Penelope Musabyimana concluded second in Pool C.

In Thursday’s quarterfinals it will be Australia vs Trinidad & Tobago, Rwanda vs Vanuatu, New Zealand vs England and Scotland vs Bahamas.

Female Pool Play Results

Pool A: AUS d ENG 2-0 (21-14, 21-18), ENG d BAH 2-0 (21-5, 21-7), AUS d BAH 2-0 (21-8, 21-15). Pool B: SCO d VAN 2-0 (21-7, 21-19), VAN d JAM 2-0 (21-13, 21-13), SCO d JAM 2-0 (21-13, 21-12).  Pool C: NZL d LCA 2-0 (21-4, 21-5), RWA d TTO 2-1 (21-17, 16-21, 15-13), NZL d RWA (21-10, 21-19), NZL d TTO 2-0 (21-9, 21-18), RWA d LCA 2-0 (21-15, 21-7), TTO d LCA 2-0 (21-0, 21-0).

Final Pool Positions

Pool A: 1. Australia, 2. England, 3. Bahamas. Pool B: 1. Scotland, 2. Vanuatu, 3. Jamaica. Pool C: New Zealand, 2. Rwanda, 3. Trinidad & Tobago, 4. St. Lucia.