NDA, APF set final date

Kathmandu, February 5

Shivam New Diamond Academy and Nepal APF Club advanced to the final of the first Shivam New Diamond Cup National Open Women’s Volleyball Tournament here at the Dhorpatan Sports Training Club courts today.

In the semi-final matches, NDA defeated Tops HS School 3-1, while APF thrashed fellow departmental side Tribhuvam Army Club in straight sets.

NDA took the first set 25-9 but Tops bounced back to claim the second 25-22. However, NDA took the next two sets 25-18 and 25-15 to confirm their place in the final. NDA’s PanmikaRai was named the player-of-the-match.

APF, who won the 13th Red Bull Dhorpatan UM Women’s Double League Volleyball title on Saturday, beat TAC 25-15, 25-17, 25-6. APF’s Hira KC got the player-of-the-match award. Sahas Sports Managing Director JanakNeupane handed over track suit each to player-of-of-the-match award winners Rai and KC.

The third place and final matches will be played on Tuesday. Top two finishers will get Rs 151,000 and Rs 101,000 respectively. The third and fourth placed sides will receive Rs 51,000 and Rs 21,000 respectively. Similarly, the best player of the tournament will take home Rs 10,000, while the best spiker, setter, blocker, quicker, server and defender will be awarded with Rs 5,000 each.

A total of four teams took part in the league-cum-knockout tournament organised by New Diamond Academy under the sponsorship of Shivam Cement.