Karnataka spikers continue to dominate

Mizoram’s David Lalsangzuala (left) and Malsa Wmsanga (right) fail to block a smash from Haryana’s Rinku during their National Sub-junior match on Tuesday. DH photo

Following their 4-1 victory over Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening, the hosts produced a spiriteed display to defeat West Bengal 3-1 to register their second win in as many matches at the Sree Kanteerava stadium.

After winning the closely-contested opening two sets 25-22, 25-23, Karnataka suffered a loss in concentration to surrender the third 14-25.

Things looked pretty tight in the fourth too and just when it appeared the match would go into a decider, the State lads kept their composure in winning the set and contest 25-23.

Meanwhile, 34 players were rejected from their respective squads, including one Karnataka player.

Results: Boys: Pool A: Uttarakhand bt Manipur 25-21, 25-23, 25-21; Tamil Nadu bt Gujarat 25-17, 25-10, 25-7; Delhi bt Goa 21-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-21; Uttarakhand bt Gujarat 25-23, 15-25, 25-17, 25-11.

Pool B: Uttar Pradesh bt Maharashtra 25-12, 25-12, 25-12; Punjab bt Bihar 25-17, 25-18, 25-14; Kerala bt Madhya Pradesh 25-14, 25-16, 25-18; Uttar Pradesh bt Kerala 25-21, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17; Bihar bt Maharashtra 25-22, 25-20, 15-25, 25-15.

Pool C: Mizoram bt Jharkhand 25-13, 25-8, 25-14; Rajasthan bt Haryana 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19; Mizoram bt Haryana 25-22, 25-22, 25-18.

Pool D: Puducherry bt Chhattisgarh 25-27, 25-15, 25-16, 28-26; Assam bt Tripura 25-8, 25-12, 25-13; Karnataka bt West Bengal 25-22 25-23, 14-25, 25-23; Jammu & Kashmir bt Puducherry 25-14, 25-11, 25-17.

Girls: Pool A: Haryana bt Madhya Pradesh 25-16, 25-18, 25-22; Punjab bt Puducherry 25-13, 25-23, 25-15.
Pool B: Rajasthan bt Gujarat 25-8, 25-7, 25-14; Delhi bt Manipur 25-8, 25-14, 25-17.
Pool C: Tamil Nadu bt Goa 25-12, 25-6, 25-6.
Pool D: Andhra Pradesh bt Orissa 15-25, 25-5, 25-19, 25-2.
On Monday: Boys: Pool B: Kerala bt Bihar 20-25, 25-23, 25-11, 25-15.
Pool C: Rajasthan bt Jharkhand 25-14, 25-17, 25-14; Mizoram bt Orissa 26-24, 23-25, 25-14, 25-14; Andhra Pradesh bt Haryana 26-24, 25-17, 26-24.
Pool D: Karnataka bt Jammu & Kashmir 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17; Chhattisgarh bt Tripura 17-25, 25-11, 25-15, 25-19.
Girls: Pool B: Rajasthan bt Tripura 25-6, 25-10, 25-3.
Pool C: Karnataka bt Goa 25-11, 25-7, 25-18; Tamil Nadu bt Uttarakhand 25-5, 25-7, 25-4.

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