1st Tangkhul Men's Open VolleyballIrong set up final date with Leikoiching

By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 17 : Leikoiching and Irong teams will fight it out for top honours of the 1st Tangkhul Men's Open (village level) Volleyball tournament tomorrow.
In the first semi-final match of the tournament organised being organised by Muirei Katamnao Long, Muirei, Yaingangpokpi, Leikoiching beat Muirei-A team by 3-2 sets to seal their place in the final.
Muirei produced a fine performance in this semi-final encounter but Leikoiching fought valiantly and clawed back twice before taking the deciding set and finishing of the game 26-28, 25-20, 25-27, 25-19, 15-11.
Later in the second semi-final match, Irong team faltered in the second set before beating Hungpung team by 3-1 sets (25-18, 24-26, 25-18, 25-19). Earlier, in a quarter final rematch, Irong team saw off Lousing team in straight sets (25-21, 27-25, 25-15) to enter round of 4.
Meanwhile, in the clash for third place, Muirei beat Hungpung 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 22-25, 15-10.