Tangkhul Men's Volleyball : Leikoiching, Muirei-A, Hungpung advance to semis

By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 16 : Leikoiching, Muirei-A and Hungpung teams have secured their place in the semi-finals of the 1st Tangkhul Men's Open Volleyball Tournament (village level).
The tournament organised on a knock-out basis is being organised by Muirei Katamnao Long, Muirei, Yaingangpokpi.
In the first quarter final match of the tournament staged today, Leikoiching eased to a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 win over Happyland. Loushing, meanwhile, beat Leiyaram 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 17-25, 15-12 in a last 16 round encounter (Pool B) to set up quarter-final date with Irong which sealed a 25-14, 25-16, 25-9 win over Thoyee earlier in the day.
Muirei-A, in the last 16 encounter staged today sealed a hard fought 27-25, 19-25, 25-16, 21-25, 15-10 win over Sopleng team and went on to beat Lamlai Khunou 26-24, 25-21, 25-20 to set up semi-final date (Pool A) with Leikoiching.
Hungpung then sealed a 16-25, 25-21, 21-25, 27-25, 15-19 win over New Cannan to book the semi-final berth from pool B. Irong vs Loushing quarter final clash (Pool B) could not be completed today due to poor light and will be replayed tomorrow.