Sunday, May 19

Departmental Sides Continue to Dominate on Day-II

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – The departmental teams maintained their dominance on the second day of the 7th PM Cup NVA Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball Club Championship.

The spectators at NSC Covered Hall witnessed some thrilling encounters, beginning with title contenders Help Nepal Sports Club facing off against Shailung Bagdhunga Sporting Club in the day’s first match in the men’s section.

Help Nepal, who stepped into the court with Pakistan National Volleyball Team skipper Amil Khan and member Mazhar Ali, defeated Shailung in straight sets with scores of 25-12, 25-15, and 25-19.

Tribhuvan Army Club secured their second consecutive victory by defeating Dawali Milan Club in straight sets. Dawali scored 19, 11, and 20 past Army which was not enough to overcome the strong performance of the defending champions.

In the third match of the day, Nepal APF Club triumphed over Gandaki Province in a 3-1 set victory. Although APF lost the first set 21-25, they made a comeback by winning the next three sets with scores of 25-21, 25-23, and 25-17, securing their second consecutive win in the championship.

The women’s section matches began with Nepal APF Club registering a hard-fought victory over defending champions Tribhuvan Army Club.

APF faced a tough challenge from the start but managed to win the first set 30-28. They continued their winning streak by claiming the second set with a score of 25-23.

However, Tribhuvan Army Club rallied and won the next two sets with scores of 20-25 and 19-25, respectively. In the decisive final set, Army fell behind and suffered a 3-2 defeat with a score of 15-6.

In the following game, Hongwangi New Diamond Youth Club began their NVA League journey with an impressive victory. New Diamond defeated Gandaki Province in straight sets, demonstrating their dominance with scores of 25-17, 25-16, and 25-15.

The second day concluded with Nepal Police Club recording a victory over Everest Volleyball Training Center. Police started strong, winning the first set 25-17. Although they faced some challenges in the second set, they managed to secure a 25-22 win. In the third set, Police showed no mercy to Everest and restricted them to only 6 points.

A total of 13 teams, including 7 men’s and 6 women’s teams selected from the NVA Club Championship held last year, are participating in the NVA League organized by the Nepal Volleyball Association.

The top two teams in both categories will advance to the final after the completion of the round-robin league. The winners will be eligible to compete in the CAVA Club League Championship, scheduled to be held in Kathmandu later this year.

The top four teams in both sections will receive cash prizes of Rs. 6,00,000, Rs. 3,00,000, Rs. 1,50,000, and Rs. 75,000, respectively. Additionally, the best players of the tournament will be rewarded with Rs. 35,000 each. The best server, setter, blocker, spiker, libero, and coach will each receive a cash prize of Rs. 15,000.

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