KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) club has secured the 14th Dhorpatan Women’s Double League Volleyball Tournament with a match in hand after defeating the fellow departmental side Tribhuvan Army Club on Saturday.
At the Dhorpatan Club’s Sports Ground in New Buspark, APF collected 39 points in 13 matches after defeating Army in a match where it lost the first set 22-25 but came back to win three straight sets to claim the trophy before the last round of league matches. APF won the remaining sets 25-7, 25-17, 25-21 in a dominant comeback.
APF is set to play against the third departmental team Nepal Police Club in the final match on Sunday. Police Club has 34 points. A victory over APF will add three points to the Police’s total which will not be enough to topple the APF as it will win the championship by a point.
Police Club secured the second place defeating Dang’s Shree Gaun Sports Development Committee in straight sets 25-12, 25-10, 25-9. Similarly, Army is limited to the third position after losing against the APF. Army has 29 points in 13 matches.
In the other match of the day, Western Regional Sports Development Committee defeated Samakhushi English Boarding (SEB) School in straight sets of 25-9, 29-27, 25-8.
SEB ends the tournament with 14 points after finishing all its 14 matches on Saturday. Likewise, Chitwan Tigres has 13 and Shree Gaun has 11 points.
APF will face Police in the final league match of the tournament on Sunday preceded by Army and Western Region.