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01/12/2018 19:00
After achieving success on snow, Lithuanian girls aim high on sand too
2018 CEV Beach Volleyball Satellite - Ljubljana Winter

Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 1, 2018. Lithuania’s Urte Andriukaityte/Vytene Vitkauskaite are making their first big steps in the international Beach Volleyball scene, as they are trying to take the most from their FIVB World Tour debut at the Ljubljana 1-Star event this weekend. They already achieved success on snow before – and on Sunday will be vying for a medal in the Slovenian capital, this time on sand.

The 21 and 25-year-old players from Kaunas successfully teamed up for the Lithuanian national championship in 2018, which they eventually won. Before the national triumph in Vilnius, their outdoor Volleyball experiences had much to do with Snow Volleyball, as they successfully competed with different partners on snow as well. Andriukaityte secured gold at the 2018 CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour stop in Bakuriani, Georgia with Irina Zobnina, before finishing ninth later in March at the inaugural European Championships held in Austria. Vitkauskaite, on the other hand, claimed third place at the first-ever Lithuanian Snow Volleyball championship back in January.