New Diamond inflict Police first defeat, go topArmed Police Force (APF) Club also joined New Diamond on top of the table after they thumped Bharatpur Metro Khelkud in straight sets of 25-13, 25-7, 25-9 later in the day.
Hongwanji New Diamond Club climbed to the top of women's standings with straight sets win over Nepal Police Club in the fifth National NVA Club League Women's and Men's Volleyball Championship on Tuesday.
They defeated Police, the departmental side, 25-22, 25-22, 25-16 at the NSC covered hall in Tripureshwor to notch up third win in four matches, the victory making them one of the top favourites to advance into the final. The top two teams in the six-team league will vie for the title.
Armed Police Force (APF) Club also joined New Diamond on top of the table after they thumped Bharatpur Metro Khelkud in straight sets of 25-13, 25-7, 25-9 later in the day.
Both New Diamond and APF have 10 points and at least one of them is guaranteed a spot in the final with the leaders scheduled to face each other in the final round on Wednesday.
Police were the only unbeaten team in the league until Monday but the defeat means they lie square with Tribhuvan Army Club on eight points. But Army are third on set difference rule. The two sides will meet early on Wednesday with all eyes on the final berth. However, to secure an easy path to the final the winning team will require straight sets win.
Bharatpur exited the tournament with three points after managing only one win. Dhorpatan departed on Monday winless.
Help Nepal into final
Tip Top Help Nepal Sports Club reached the final of men's volleyball with a game in hand defeating Army 25-17, 25-19, 26 as they maintained their perfect record in the National NVA Club League Volleyball Championship on Tuesday.
The fifth straight win gave Help Nepal 15 points and will meet APF in their final league match on Wednesday.
APF lie on second, five points behind the leaders, despite losing to Police earlier on Tuesday.
APF lost the first two sets 25-21, 25-23 but fought back to win the other two sets 20-25, 17-25 to push the match to the fifth set, before eventually surrendering the decider 15-13 to their departmental rivals.
Police have nine points after five matches.
In the late match, Bulbule RaRa Club beat Manimukunda Volleyball Club 25-21, 25-19, 25-16. Bulbule have nine points after five matches while Manimukunda leave the tournament collecting only two points.
Their only win came against Nayabazar Samajik Yuwa Club on Monday, which they won 25-21, 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 15-10.