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ACCH M: Giant opposite Khan pushes Wapda to quarterfinal, Nakhonratchasima and Lions advance as well

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source: asianvolleyball.net; Photo: asianvolleyball.net

WAPDA of Pakistan shut down Chinese side Sichuan to advance to the quarterfinal of the 2018 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Wapda

Wapda

Unbeaten Wapda of Pakistan swept Chinese Sichuan in the Playoffs 4–8 / 9–13 by a 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-22) and booked a ticket for the quarterfinal. Wapda was led by a giant opposite Aimal Khan (2.04m) who poured in 28 points. Li Rui scored 11 points for winless Sichuan, who failed to preserve a three-point lead in the third set (15-12) and extend a duel to at least four sets.

Thai Nakhonratchasima The Mall VC had worthy rivals in Binagar from Turkmenistan in the first round of the playoffs. Nakhonratchasima prevailed in a close encounter that ended with a comfortable tie-breaker in their favor – 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 19-25, 15-8.  Nakhonratchasima’s Jirayu Raksakaew scored a game-high 22 points, pushing his team to the quarterfinal, while Didar Nuriyev recorded 21 points for Binagar.

Sri Lankan Lanka Lions kept their invincibility in the tournament by scoring a thrilling five-set victory over hosts Asia World Club, partially 25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-13 and cruised to the quarterfinal. The Lions’ star Romesh Hehathpurage Deepthi was unstoppable with 26 points. Aung Thu top-scored for Asia World Club with 27 points.

Playoffs for 4-8 and 9-13:

Sanest Khánh Hòa (VNM) vs. Canberra Heat (AUS) 3-0 (25-19 25-23 25-17)

Long Power (TWN) vs. Yanchai (HKG) 3-1 (25-18 25-20 17-25 25-17)

Wapda (PAK) vs. Sichuan (CHN) 3-0 (25-23 25-22 25-22)

Lanka Lions (LKA) vs. Asia World Club (MMR) 3-2 (25-15 21-25 25-20 23-25 15-13)

Nakhonratchasima The Mall VC (THA) vs. Binagar (TKM) 3-2 (25-23 25-18 23-27 19-25 15-8)
 
Quarter-finals:

Khatam Ardakan (IRN) vs. Nakhonratchasima The Mall VC (THA)

Sanest Khánh Hòa (VNM) vs. Long Power (TWN)

Toray Arrows (JPN) vs. Wapda (PAK)

Atyrau (KAZ) vs. Lanka Lions (LKA)

 

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