Phu Tho to host Hung Vuong Cup Volleyball Championships
Earlier, a total of 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams participated in the first round of the national championship, which was split into Pool A in Nam Dinh and Pool B in Thai Binh between March 25 and April 1.
In the men’s encounter, Becamex Army 4 became the best-ranked team of Pool A in the preliminary round with five straight wins to advance to the final round Hung Vuong Cup. The Cong Army finished in second place with four wins against one loss.
Meanwhile, Sanest Khanh Hoa topped Pool B with their five match wins and Trang An Ninh Binh ended up in second place.
In the women’s competition, VTV Binh Dien Long An, which were strengthened by highly-experienced captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa and young stars like 18-year-old Dang Thi Kim Thanh, a 19- year-old Duong Thi Hen and a 20-year-old Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, came out on top in Pool A with five consecutive wins to clinch the first berth to the final round – the Hung Vuong Cup.
Thong Tin Lienvietpostbank, playing without ace spiker Do Thi Minh, who is pregnant after marriage, and won the second berth, but their route to victory in the Cup this time will not be as easy.
In Pool B, hosts PVD Thai Binh, with great encouragement from home spectators, earned the second ticket to the Hung Vuong Cup, with Tien Nong Thanh Hoa taking the first berth.
The Hung Vuong Cup is an annual tournament organised on the occasion of traditional celebrations honouring the Hung Kings.