Australian Girls And England Boys Take Commonwealth Youth Games Titles

  0 Carly DeMarque | July 26th, 2017 | Beach, News

2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

The Commonwealth Youth Games have come to an end and beach volleyball crowning winners for the girls and boys divisions. For the girls, Australia took the victory over New Zealand while for the boys England defeated Cyprus.

Australia def. New Zealand

  • 2-0, (21-13, 21-13)

For Australia, Carrie Van Rensburg and Rebecca May Ingram took down New Zealand’s Ella Margaret Akkerman and Jasmine Tiaho Pepi-Milton in straight sets for the victory. The title match took just 29 minutes to complete.

Van Rensburg/Ingram didn’t drop a single set on their way to the championship title at the Commonwealth Youth Games, taking down teams from England, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Rwanda. Akkerman/Pepi-Milton dropped just one match on their way to the championship match against England in the quarterfinals.

England def. Cyprus

  • 2-0, (21-16, 21-14)

England’s Javier Bello/Joaquin Bello took down Cyrus’ Sotiris Siapanis/Constantinos Skordis in straight sets to take the boys title. The match took 20 minutes to complete.

The Bello twins didn’t drop a single set on their way to the title, sweeping New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa and Australia on their way to gold. Siapanis/Skordis lost just one set heading into the finals match against New Zealand in the quarterfinals.

Bronze Medals

For the boys, Australia’s Mark William Nicolaidis/James Blake Takken took the bronze medal over Ghana’s Eric Tsatsu/Kelvin Katey Carboo in straight sets 2-0, (21-12, 21-16) in 33 minutes.

For the girls, Rwanda’s Valentine Munezero/Penelope Musabyimana took three sets to take down Scotland’s Jennifer Lee/Emma Waldie for the third place prize 2-1, (15-21, 26-24, 15-10).

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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