The visitors played hard to save themselves, making a comeback winning the third set 21-25 boosted with great sets, hits and ball placement. It was a tough encounter in the early stages of the match with American Samoa winning the first set 25-14 but PNG bounced back to take out the second set 27-25. American Samoa maintained the lead in the fourth set to win 25-17. The home side was defeated by American Samoa 3-1 to settle for the bronze play off on Saturday. PNG will face New Caledonia in the bronze play off while American Samoa has scored a place in the gold play off.