Air Force defeats Binagar

2019 Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship

Sri Lanka Air Force SC in action against Binagar Club from Turkmenistan at the 2019 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship. (Photo Courtesy:

Sri Lanka Air Force SC defeated Binagar from Turkmenistan in a Pool B match of the 2019 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in Tianjin, China.

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Air Force qualified for this year’s championship after becoming champions in the 2018 Munchee National Volleyball Championship. Last year it was the Sri Lanka National Team who participated as the Lanka Lions and they finished in 9th and last place.

In Pool A there are four teams, Altay VC (Kazakhstan), Tianjin Bohaibank (China), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong. In Pool B there are six teams, Hisamitsu Springs (Japan), Generali Supreme Chonburi-E. Tech (Thailand), VTV Binh Dien Long An (Vietnam), Air Force SC (Sri Lanka), April 25 Sports Club (North Korea) and Binagar (Turkmenistan).

In the match against Binagar, Air Force convincingly won the 1st set 25-13. Binagar fought back in the 2nd set but lost 25-22. Once again, Air Force took the initiative to secure a big 25-15 win in the 3rd set.

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Dinesha Prasadani scored 12 points from 10 spikes and 2 aces. Chathurika Ranasinghe also added 12 points from 9 spikes and 3 blocks.

Air Force faced off against Hisamitsu Springs in the first match of the group. The islanders were no match for the Japanese side as they lost 25-10, 25-7 & 25-7.    

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