TAPLEJUNG, May 8: All three departmental teams and Gandaki Province have advanced into the semifinals of the ongoing Third Pathivara Men’s National Volleyball Tournament in Taplejung.
At Maiwakhola Rural Municipality in Sanghupati, the defending champion Nepal Police Club and other two departmental sides Tribhuvan Army Club and Armed Police Force (APF) Club, besides Gandaki, made it to the last four.
In the first quarterfinal match, Police defeated Province 3 25-11, 24-26, 25-15, 25-14 to end Province 3’s campaign knocking the team out of the tournament without registering a single point.
Police had some problems in the initial part of the last eight game, but then took control of the clash and easily beat Province 3. Even though Province 3 got a set, it could not make Police suffer again.
In the other game, APF registered an easy victory against Province 1 defeating the side on straights of 25-14, 25-15, 25-20, while Army also defeated its opponent Province 2 on straight sets of 25-14, 25-15, 25-8 to enter the semifinals.
Also, Gandaki played its game brilliantly to defeat Bishwa Bidhyalaya Team on straight sets of 25-16, 25-11, 25-17.
A total of five provincial teams had taken part in the tournament alongside Bishwa Bidhyalaya and the three departmental teams. Only Gandaki went through from the provincial teams.