Prime Volleyball League: Kolkata Thunderbolts Beat Bengaluru Torpedoes in Opener

Last Updated: February 05, 2023, 00:38 IST

Kolkata Thunderbolts Beat Bengaluru Torpedoes (IANS)

Bengaluru Torpedoes lost to Kolkata Thunderbolts 2-3 (11-15, 11-15, 14-15, 15-10, 15-14) at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium

The Bengaluru Torpedoes began their Prime Volleyball League 2023 campaign on a sedate note losing their opening encounter against defending champions Kolkata Thunderbolts at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

The men in purple went down 2-3 in front of a vociferous home crowd.

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The scoreline did not justify the Bengaluru teamโ€™s performance as they looked the better side for the most part of the match but lost points at crucial stages to forego the advantage. After leading comfortably at 10-4 in the first set, Bengaluru Torpedoes gave easy points to their opponents and eventually lost 11-15.

The second set was completely dominated by the visiting side as they won 15-11 after a tense first half of the set where they led by a narrow 7-5 margin.

The third set saw fluctuating fortunes for both the teams and they went neck and neck until the final point which the Kolkata side won 15-14 to clinch the match. However, the Torpedoes won the next two sets to deny the Thunderbolts a bonus point.

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