Police, APF register second victoriesThe two favourites, Police and APF, will lock horns against each other in their last group matches, looking to secure top position in the four-team standings.
Departmental teams Nepal Police Club and APF Club racked up their second successive victories at the Bagmati Province New Diamond Club Open Women’s Volleyball Tournament on Wednesday.
Police defeated Paropakar Girls Hostel in straight sets of 25-6, 25-6, 25-11 at the Kirtipur Multipurpose Covered Hall to accumulate six points from two games.
Paropakar lost to APF 23-11, 25-4, 25-3 on the opening day.
New Diamond Academy are also winless in the round-robin competition after they succumbed to a 25-12, 25-20, 25-14 defeat at the hands of APF. The hosts had lost their first match 25-16, 25-15, 25-15 against Police.
A second win in as many matches means APF also have six points.
The two favourites, Police and APF, will lock horns against each other in their last group matches, looking to secure top position in the four-team standings.
The teams finishing in the top two positions will advance to the final.
Both the departmental sides and New Diamond are without their senior players, who are in the national closed camp at Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwar, preparing for the delayed Asian Games. A total of 24 players are training at the camp.
New Diamond will host Paropakar in the other action of the day.
The final will take place on Saturday.
The champions will win a purse of Rs500,000 while the runners-up will get Rs250,000. The third-placed and fourth-placed teams will take home Rs125,000 and Rs75,000, respectively. The player-of-the-tournament will receive Rs25,000 while the best five players and best coach will be rewarded with Rs10,000 each.
The tournament has been organised with aims to collect funds for building a volleyball court for the New Diamond Academy. The teams will need to return 20 percent of their prize money as support for the construction, according to the organisers.