Players of Tribhuvan Army Club (blue) and Shivam New Diamond Academy in action during a group stage match of the fourth NST-NVA National Women’s and Men’s Volleyball Tournament at the National Sports Council’s Covered Hall in Tripureshwar, Kathmandu on Wednesday. Photo: Bijay Gajmer/Republica
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Shivam New Diamond Academy (NDA) has finished the group stage round as the topper in the ongoing NST-NVA National Women’s and Men’s Volleyball Tournament defeating the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) 3-0 on Wednesday.
Also, Mani Mukund Club, Naya Bazaar Social Club and Jawalakhel Volleyball Training Center advanced into the quarterfinals of men’s category.
In Group A matches of women’s category, NDA saw off TAC 25-15, 25-11, 25-20 on straight sets. With the win, NDA entered into the semifinals as the group winner with nine points, while TAC, who had won two matches, collected six points and secured a last four berth.
Earlier, on the same day, Padmodaya Youth Club beat Dhorpatan Sports Club 19-25, 25-16, 25-9, 25-20 in a consolation match as both the teams had already been knocked out of the tournament.
Jawalakhel Volleyball Training Center will take on the other departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) in group B to fix the group winner.
Other departmental team Nepal Police Club (NPC) and APF have three points each, while Jawalakhel is yet to register a single point.
In men’s category, Naya Bazaar overcame Kavre District Volleyball Association 25-17, 27-25, 26-24 on straight sets and reached the last eight.
Naya Bazaar will now take on TAC for a place in the semifinals. TAC is the group winner of Group D, while NPC will play against Dhorpatan for a runner-up place on Thursday.
In Group A, Mani Mukund secured a quarterfinal place with a 3-1 set win over Western Volleyball Association.
Mani Mukund defeated Western 18-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-15 and will now vie against the Group C winner APF.
Jawalakhel saw off Budhanilkantha 25-20, 25-17, 19-25, 25-23 to reach the last eight as Group C runner-up. Jawalakhel will face Group A winner Help Nepal Sports Club.