Siyane Tharu and Golden Birds Presidentís Gold Cup champions
VOLLEYBALL: The spikers from Siyane Tharu SC, Gampaha and Golden
Birds SC emerged menís and womenís champions respectively at the Dialog
GSM President Gold Cup Volleyball Championships conducted by the Sri
Lanka Volleyball Federation played at the National Youth Services
Council Indoor Stadium at Maharagama yesterday.
Siyane Tharu SC won the menís title 3-1. The final was interesting
and exciting Gampaha side pulled off the two sets 25-21, 25-21, but
Siriduwa SC, Seeduwa put a gallant fight back to win the third set
25-20. Siyane Tharu SC with a better control game won the fourth set and
the match with 25-22. They took 98 minutes to complete the game. The
Gampaha side had able spikers in Maurice Chaminda Perera, Dimuthu
Upasantha, Chanaka Jayasuriya and Chandima Dissanayake. Its main asset
was its strong defence and to spike above the blocks.
The womenís final was a one sided affair with Radawana Golden Birds
SC outplaying Siyane Tharu SC, Gampaha in straight sets 3-0 showing
tremendous combined team work. Radawana Golden Birds SC spikers proved
their class in all departments of the game. They put up a strong block
and did the boosting job with fine strike power to win all three sets
with ease. They led in all the sets. It was all over in exactly 60
minutes. The champions won the first set 25-16 in 20 minutes, the second
25-14 and third 25-12 in 20 minutes each.
Siyane Tharu SC team comprised Chandima Dissanayake, Chanaka
Jayasuriya, Chamara Mihiran, Sameera Prageen Dissanayake, Maurice
Chaminda Perera, Dimutu Upasantha, K.S. Sumedha, K. Ranasinghe, S. Gaya
Sri, Udaya Rukmal, S.N. Perera, Manoj Madhusanka.
The champion women team, Radawana Golden Birds SC was represented by
Krishanthi Jayawardena, Deepika Abeysinghe, Nadeeka Athukorale, Lalani
Gunawardena, D. Illangakoon, Hasanthi Jayamal, Inoka Sajeevani,
Kaushalya Harshani, Hasini Nissansala.
The champions were presented the Presidents Gold Cup and cash awards
and the runner-up received trophies and cash prizes.