The last league match of the Pro Volleyball League will be played between Calicut Heroes and Ahmedabad Defenders at 7 PM on Wednesday
New Delhi/Kochi: Calicut Heroes, after winning all four matches and becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs, will face the Ahmedabad Defenders in the last match of the Kochi leg of RuPay Pro Volleyball League on Wednesday at 7 PM.
Calicut have by far been the most consistent team in the league, stamping their authority in every match they have played. Skipper Jerome Vinith, Ajith Lal, Paul Lotman and Karthik A excelled in their respective domains with Vinith and Ajith leading the spikes division and Lotman giving them a close follow. Karthik on the other hand has been the top-scorer in terms of serve points as well as super serves.
Jerome Vinith said, “We are really glad that we have made it to the playoffs and we want to end our league stage campaign on a high. Our fan support is also to be credited for the good run of form as without them we would just be any other team. Ahmedabad has done well in both their matches despite ending up on the losing side and I am hoping that it will be another great entertainer for the fans.”
The league, which is an initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India, began on February 2.
Ahmedabad has lost both their matches by the same score line of 3-2, first against Hyderabad and then against Kochi. With three matches left for them to play this match is extremely critical for them.
Victor Sysoev, of Ahmedabad Defenders said, it’s only a matter of time that results go their way. “Though we ended losing both our matches, we were never outplayed. Calicut has proved that they are a complete unit doing well overall. We would have to play at 200% to earn a win. We still have a chance of making it to the playoffs and we surely don’t want to leave it to the last match,” Sysoev said.
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Last Updated Feb 13, 2019, 5:30 PM IST