2nd Men's Open Inter Village Volleyball Tournament begins

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Apr 27 : The second edition of Men's Open Inter Village Volleyball Tournament organised by Naharol Club Kangmong (NCK) began today at Kangmong Maisnam Leikai NCK Ground under the aegis of the All Manipur Volleyball Association.
In all, 16 teams clubbed in four groups are taking part in the tournament and top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter finals.
In the opening match of the tournament (Group B), NCK-B were beaten in straight sets (25-22 29-27 25-18) by DCL, Senapati.
In the second match and Group C opener, HVA, Heigrujam notched up a 25-18 25-23 25-12 win over MCK, Kabow Wakching.
Meanwhile in the Group A opener, SCYC, Chirang edged TYWC, Thamnapokpi by 3-1 sets in a cagey encounter. The Chirang team went down by a close margin in the opening set but recovered well in the ensuing sets to carve out a 24-26 25-17 25-19 27-25 win.
In the second Group A league match, NCK-A also edged past SYC, Satudai by 3-1 sets after making a strong comeback after first set snub. NCK-A also faced stiff competition in the fourth set but held their nerves to finish off the game 18-25 25-19 25-22 26-24.
In the Group D opener, MIKHYA, Mayang Imphal edged past LCL, Laiphrakpam by 3-2 sets in a see-saw encounter. The Mayang Imphal team conceded the opening and the fourth set but did well in the deciding set to secure a 26-28 25-19 29-27 20-25 15-11 win in the end.
Meanwhile in the penultimate (Group D) league match of the opening day, KYLSC, Kachikhul beat HYDO, Heigrujam 25-16 25-23 25-22 to open their winning account in the tournament.