Volleyball league a big success


THE Selangor Volleyball Association(SVA) will look into ways tomake the annual volleyballleague more exciting and interesting.

The second season of the Selangor Premier Volleyball League came to an end with the Datuk Bandar Shah Alam Cup final at the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Volleyball Centre in Section Four last weekend.

Organising chairman Lam Soon Shen said the league was a big success but that there was room to make the league more challenging and competitive.

In action: The Armed Forces players (right) blocking a spike from a UKMplayer.

“When we initiated the league, it was to create opportunities for young volleyball players to be involved in a competition. Then we had only eight teams but this year, we introduced a women's category.

Our next step is to attract teams from outside the Klang Valley.

“The league will certainly play an important role in the development of volleyball in the country,'' said Lam after the prize giving ceremony.

The Shah Alam Mayor Challenge Cup final was between Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Armed Forces. In the semi-finals, UKM defeated Bukit Jalil Sport School (BJSS) while Armed Forces upstaged Sukses.

The final was a keenly contested one with UKM winning the first set 25-22 but Armed Forces bounced back to even the score 1-1 in the second set with a 25-11 win.

Jubilant: The UKM players and officials celebrating after their win.

But UKM regained their composure and trounced Armed Forces 25-23 and 25-13 to win the Shah Alam Mayor Challenge Cup.

BJSS took the third spot after a hard fought 11-25, 25-23, 30-28, 25-17 win over Sukses.

Results

Shah Alam Mayor Challenge Cup

Final: UKM beat Armed Forces 25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 25-13

Third: BJSS bt Sukses 11-25, 25-23, 30-28, 25-17

Volleython: 1. Bomba; 2. Unimap; 3. KDN

Women: 1. Zenne; 2. Axis; 3. BJSS

Men: 1. Sukses; 2. UKM; 3. BJSS

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