Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Siem Reap Globe Eagles lead the flock




Siem Reap Globe Eagles lead the flock

Siem Reap Globe Eagles lead the flock

090824_22
Teams from the Cellcard National Volleyball League (Disabled) compete during their second-round match at Olympic Stadium’s indoor hall Saturday.

Photo by: NICK SELLS (www.nicksellsphotography.com)
Teams from the Cellcard National Volleyball League (Disabled) compete during their second-round match at Olympic Stadium’s indoor hall Saturday.

THE indoor sports hall of Olympic Stadium was bustling over the weekend as the 2009 Cellcard National Volleyball League (Disabled) played out its second round of games.

Nine matches were staged over Saturday and Sunday, with teams playing matches of five sets - as opposed to the three sets played in the first round - and three scheduled fixtures had to be postponed due to time constraints. General Secretary of the CNVLD Christopher Minko stated that the extra sets were necessary to improve the fitness level of the players ahead of December's 2009 World Volleyball Cup, to be held in Phnom Penh.

In the first match played Saturday, Kampong Speu CTN Koupreys were too much for their opponents, the Takeo ISPP Templestowe Falcons, whom they spiked out in three straight sets.

The Koupreys dominated the opening exchanges, with two straight sets easily deserved. The Falcons fought back in the third set but couldn't hold off the rampant Koupreys, who recorded their first victory of the competition.

The second matchup between joint league leaders Siem Reap Globe Eagles and Kampong Cham Bartu Bulls was stretched to four sets as the Eagles overcame a resilient Bulls team to maintain their perfect record over four matches. Bulls captain San Veasna provided some scintillating displays, but his numerous powerful spikes couldn't save his side from going down 1-3 to the Siem Reap team.

The third game drew even more cheering fans, as Battambang MOSVY Tigers went to battle with Prey Veng Kingmakers. The Tigers carried a 2-0 record going into the match, while the Kingmakers had to notch a win from their two first-round encounters. Despite the statistics, the Prey Veng team gave their Battambang counterparts a real run for their money, coming from two sets down to draw level and take it into a fifth set. However, the Tigers were the younger and fitter of the sides and prevailed at the end to add to their winning streak.

The fourth and final game of the day saw Pailin Stadt Frechen Lions fall 0-3 to the Kratie Nike Changemakers Dolphins. The Dolphins claimed their first victory of the campaign, while the Lions are still looking for their first after their Sunday game was postponed.

The star game Sunday was between six-time champions Phnom Penh ANZ Royal Dragons and the Siem Reap Globe Eagles. The Eagles again showed their dominance, treating the Dragons to a straight-sets defeat. The combination of national team players Prep Tith, Heav Vannak and Chak Than proved too much for Dragons' stalwarts Thea Vanna, Ny Lida, and Em Mary.

Kampong Speu Global Giving Scorpions, led by captain and national team player Phen Sarath, spanked Battambang Tigers 3-0 Sunday, and later went on to dismiss Kampong Cham Bulls with the same score, to improve their win record to 4-0.

Matches of Kratie Dolphins and Phnom Penh Dragons, Frechen Lions and Prey Veng Cobras, and Battambang Tigers and Takeo Falcons were postponed.

MOST VIEWED

  • First Khmer woman to pass out of West Point

    The life of a soldier certainly isn’t for everyone. The training is gruelling, the hours long and there’s no room for excuses. On top of that, soldiers must be ready to respond to sudden threats at a moment’s notice. Just ask Sithyka

  • Tourists urged not to skip trip

    The Ministry of Tourism has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry released an eight-point instruction manual on Wednesday published

  • The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

    In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not About two years ago, a little known amendment was made to Article 7 of the Law

  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on filmmaking experience

  • Cambodia seeks to be transport hub

    Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Thursday. This is part of the Kingdom’

  • Deminers unearth ancient lion statue

    Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Tuesday that a statue of a lion was found by mine clearance experts while they were digging for a development project. It was sent to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts last