Press Esc to close

BSNL clinch second phase

Bangalore, Dec 15, 2012, DHNS: 21:41 IST

Volleyball KVL: LIC defeat DYSS in thriller to finish second on table

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) outclassed Karnataka State Police (KSP) 25-12, 25-21, 25-18 to emerge winners in the second phase of the inaugural Karnataka Volley League (KVL) at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on Saturday.

BSNL, State ‘A’ Division champions, finished the second phase with 14 points from five matches, winning all their games, to top the table.

In an earlier match, LIC beat DYSS 25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 25-15 to take the second place with their fourth win of the phase as they ended their campaign with 11 points from five matches.

In the BSNL-KSP match, the former showed their overwhelming superiority in great style in the first set. The dangerous trio of Ravi Kumar, Anup D’Costa and Sujith executed smashes relentlessly to reduce the set to a no-contest.
KSP offered some challenge initially through Nagesh and Girish but the resistance withered soon after.

BSNL took a commanding 16-9 lead as D’Costa leapt and smashed his way past the KSP blockers and Kumar played a superb all-round game. Without any difficulty, BSNL grabbed the first set 25-12 and were on their way.

The second set saw BSNL opening up a six-point lead at 7-1. For a while, the Cops did the chasing act pretty well as they levelled scores at 10-10 to take the attack to the opposition.

Kumar and Sujith were firing on all cylinders for BSNL with their penetrating smashes and blocks complementing D’Costa’s booming smashes. They went ahead at 14-12 and maintained the lead to pocket the set 25-21.
Nagesh was the only saving grace for KSP with his occasional point winning smashes.

In the third set, BSNL started slowly with scores tied at 5-5 at one stage. But very quickly the Policemen were put on the mat with BSNL taking a four-point lead at 12-8.

Then D’Costa along with Kumar and Sujith blew away the KSP defence as they accumulated points at will with their dominating game to close out the match 25-18.

Results: LIC bt DYSS 25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 25-15; BSNL bt KSP 25-12, 25-21, 25-18; ASC bt MEG 25-23, 25-27, 25-20, 25-18.

Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar met members of the Indian Womens cricket team at the MCA BKC...

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar met members of the Indian Womens cricket team at the MCA BKC...

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu joins hands with ASEAN Ministers...

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu joins hands with ASEAN Ministers...

Karni Sena activists demonstrate against the release of Padmaavat, in Bhopal...

Karni Sena activists demonstrate against the release of Padmaavat, in Bhopal...

The tableau of Gujarat for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

The tableau of Gujarat for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

An artist of J & K tableau for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

An artist of J & K tableau for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

Jana Sena Party chief and actor Pawan Kalyan offers sweets to his wife Anna Lezhneva before...

Jana Sena Party chief and actor Pawan Kalyan offers sweets to his wife Anna Lezhneva before...

The tableau of Maharashtra for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

The tableau of Maharashtra for the Republic Day parade, during a press preview in New Delhi...

A woman shows the damage at her house after heavy shelling from the Pakistani side of the...

A woman shows the damage at her house after heavy shelling from the Pakistani side of the...

School students wear the customary yellow dress for Basant Panchami ...

School students wear the customary yellow dress for Basant Panchami ...

Police personnel guard as Buddhist monks wait at the entrance gate to enter Mahabodhi temple...

Police personnel guard as Buddhist monks wait at the entrance gate to enter Mahabodhi temple...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.