Chitwan thumps APF to win Aadhi Aabadhi volleyball title

Published On: October 4, 2018 07:26 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Chitwan Tigers has clinched the Aadhi Aabadhi Women’s Volleyball Tournament defeating the departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club in straight sets of 3-0 on Wednesday. 

In the final match played at the National Sports Council (NSC)’s Covered Hall, at Tripureshwar, the winning Chitwan team that had three American players and an American coach, kept APF under pressure throughout the match. Chitwan Tigers found it hard to beat APF in the first set 25-20, but played brilliantly in the latter two sets winning them 25-17, 25-11 respectively. 

With the title win, Chitwan has taken home a cash prize of Rs 600,000, and the runner-up APF has been rewarded with Rs 300,000. 

Meanwhile, Shivam New Diamond Academy has defeated the other departmental team Nepal Police Club (NPC) 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 in the third-place playoff. With the win, New Diamond has won Rs 150,000. 

Chitwan’s setter Aruna Shahi, who was adjudged as the best player of the tournament, won a scooter along with a purse of Rs 50,000. Shahi, who usually plays as a spiker from Western Region, proved that she can also play as a setter.

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