New Diamond Academy has advanced to the semi-final of the 4th APF IGP National Open Women’s Volleyball Tournament defeating Jawalakhel Volleyball Training Center at Halchowk, Kathmandu, on Monday, January 30, 2017.
The Academy secured 3-0 win over Jawalakhel. New Diamond registered 25-9, 25-16, 25-11 sets easy win to secure semis berth under the captainship of Lalita Nath. Nath was also declared woman of the match.
As the host APF, New Diamond and Jawalakhel are in Group A, the group winner and runner-up will be decided after the match between New Diamond and APF slated for Tuesday. Nepal Police Club, Western Region and Tribhuvan Army Club are in Group B.
Defending champion APF had also registered 3-0 victory against Jawalakhel in the inaugural match. Under the captainship of Jyoti Chaudhary, APF secured 25-20, 25-9, 25-12 easy straight wins.
The winner will get the cash prize of Rs 250,000 while runner-up will receive Rs 125,000 and third place Rs 50,000. The best performers in different categories will also get Rs 5,000 each.