SDC emerge winners of State Level Jr Volleyball Tournament

IMPHAL, Jan 7 : SDC Samurou today defeated NYVA-A 3-1 in the final clash of the 3rd K Ranjit and Members of SWECA Memorial State Level Junior Volleyball Tournament 2017.
The tournament was organised by Social Welfare Educational and Cultural Association (SWECA), Thiyam Konjin under the aegis of All Manipur Volleyball Association at Thiyam Konjin High School playground.
NYVA-A entered final by defeating the host team, SWECA by 3-1(23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-2) in the semi-final while SDC, Samurou outclassed YMDO, Heirangoithong by 3-0 sets (25-21, 25-16, 25-15) to mark their entry into the final.
The Samurou side led the first set of the final match 25-23 but NYVA-A came back stronger and finished the second set 18-25.
SDC, Samurou and NYVA-A played out a close competition in the third set but ended 25-24 in favour of the former team.
With two sets in their hands, the Samurou side confidently took over the last set 25-19 to lift the title of the tournament which featured 8 teams divided into 2 groups.
Lourembam Rameshwor, MLA Keirao AC who witnessed the final match as chief guest gave away prizes to the winners.
The champions team SDC, Samurou walked away with Rs 20,000 while a consolation prize of Rs 15,000 and Rs 5,000 were awarded to the runners up NYVA-A and third placed SWECA, Thiyam Konjin.
Best discipline team prize (Rs 2,000) went to YMDO, Heirangoithong. N Buddha (NYVA), H Raju (SDC), Shanta Kumar (SDC) and Kh Budhachandra (SDC) bagged the best player, best blocker, best defender and best setter awards respectively.

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