Top teams qualify for National Volleyball quarters
LAHORE – Pakistan Wapda, Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Pakistan Police, Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF), Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa and Pakistan Juniors have qualified for the National Men’s Volleyball Championship quarterfinals at the POF Sports Complex on Wednesday.
Wapda defeated POF 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-11), Army thrashed Police 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-11), Navy tamed Azad Kashmir 3-0 (25-6, 25-8, 25-21), PAF thumped Pakistan Board (25-15, 25-16, 25-18), Police outlasted FATA 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-14), POF routed Sindh 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-15), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat AJK 3-1 (25-15, 25-18, 22-25, 25-20) and Pakistan Juniors beat Pakistan Board 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 17-25, 25-20).
Earlier, the POF gave some anxious moments to their experienced opponents and defending champion Wapda in their last pool match. The hosts smashed hard and blocked their opponents’ moves effectively. They were very close to win the first game but Wapda players toiled their extra sweat to frustrate their attacks. However, the POF boys lost their zeal and interest in the second and third games which they lost by big margins.
Army’s Haider and Zaheer showed their skill of smashing and serving the ball hard to humble Police in their last pool match 3-0. After showing some interest in the first game the Police gave up their fight losing second and third games by big margins.
Quarterfinals: Wapda vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PAF vs Police, POF vs Navy, Pakistan Juniors vs Army.