PESHAWAR, Dec 10 (APP):LESCO retained the title of the 48th edition of the Wapda Inter-Unit Volleyball Championship played here at PSB Coaching Center on Monday.
Director General HR PESCO Muhammad Saleem Jehangir was
the chief guest on this occasion.
Former international and skipper of the
national team Shahid Hussain, coach of Pakistan volleyball team Khalid Waqar,
Abdur Rahim, officials, players and spectators were also present.
LESCO recorded victories in the first set when Naseer,
Muhib Rasiool and Munir Khan showered some forceful smashes besides, Kashif
Naveed, Younis Khan, Hammad Ali were too good to stop the onrushing rival
smashers at the net.
Setter Touqeer Akhtar also succeeded in beating PESCO
main spikers comprising Farooq, Abbas Munir, Adnan, Sajid Khan, Bilal and
Muhammad Imran played well and gave tough resistance to LESCO.
The first two sets won by LESCO at 25-23 and 25-22. The first set was tied
at 5-5, 6-6, 7-7, 9-9, 10-10, 12-12, 13-13, 14-14, 18-18, 19-19, 20-20, 21-21, 22-22,
23-23 before taking the set.
In the second set LESCO also struggled hard for single
point and PESCO gave them no chance to play with free hands. After winning the
first two sets, LESCO lost the edge over the match and thus on the other hands
PESCO got full control over the match and after winning two sets tied the tally
The score was of the third and fourth set were 22-25, 21-25.
It was the fifth and decisive set in which both gave each
other a tough fight. The set was also tied at 6-6, 7-7, 10-10, 11-11, 12-12,
13-13, 14-14. At 14-all PESCO got a chance to get two more points
but they missed because of poor serve and thus LESCO fully utilized
the advantage and marched into victory at 16-14.
At the end of the final, the chief guest DG HR Muhammad Saleem
Jehangir gave away trophies and cash prizes to the winners and runners-up.