RAMSAR HOURSAN MOVE A STEP CLOSER TO PLAYOFFS IN IRAN MEN’S SUPER LEAGUE

RAMSAR HOURSAN MOVE A STEP CLOSER TO PLAYOFFS IN IRAN MEN’S SUPER LEAGUE

Tehran, Iran, February 1, 2021 – Ramsar Hoursan made a step closer to the playoffs in the Iran Men’s Volleyball Super League on Monday following their 3-1 comeback win over Urmia Azarbatri in Week 25, iranvolleyball.com reported.

Ramsar Hoursan, the team on the ninth position after Week 24, recovered from the first-set loss 22-25 to bottom-placed Urmia Azarbatri to win the remaining three sets 25-13, 25-21, 25-23. The Monday’s victory has moved Ramsar Hoursan to the 8th place, while the ranking of the Urmia Azarbatri remained unchanged.

Eight teams in total are to move up to the playoffs. Top six teams of the standings have already completed their mission, leaving only two more teams to fill the field.

On Monday, in-form Sepahan Foulad struggled to beat Kordestan Rahyab Melal in hard-fought three-setter 25-22, 25-21, 31-29 to continue their stranglehold in the League.

Urmia Shahrdari remained in the second place after pulling off an impressive straight-set 25-19, 26-24, 25-22 win against Tehran Paykan. Sirjan Foulad also maintained their third position following their crucial victory in the hard-fought five-set thriller against Gonbad Shahrdari, winning 26-28,19-25, 25-16, 25-20, 15-13.

Six matches were held in Week 25 at two halls – Volleyball Federation Hall and Volleyball House of Tehran, with Sirjan Foulad, Sepahan Foulad, Ramsar Hoursan, Tehran Saipa, Amol Haraz Labaniat and Urmia Shahrdari claiming victories. Varamin Shahrdari and Yazd Shahdab rested in Week 25.

The preliminary matches in Week 26 will take place on Wednesday, February 3 at both halls.

WEEK 25 RESULTS
Tehran Saipa b Qazvin Shahrdari 3-1 (26-24, 25-17, 21-25, 25-18)
Sepahan Foulad b Kordestan Rahyab Melal 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 31-29)
Urmia Shahrdari b Tehran Paykan 3-0 (25-19, 26-24, 25-22)
Ramsar Hoursan b Urmia Azarbatri 3-1 (22-25, 25-13, 25-21, 25-23)
Sirjan Foulad b Gonbad Shahrdari 3-2 (26-28,19-25, 25-16, 25-20, 15-13)
Amol Haraz Labaniat b Ardakan Khatam 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18)

STANDINGS
1. Sepahan Foulad (19 W, 2 L)
2. Urmia Shahrdari (18 W, 4 L)
3. Sirjan Foulad (17 W, 4 L)
4. Amol Haraz Labaniat (17 W, 5 L)
5. Yazd Shahdab (16 W, 5 L)
6. Tehran Saipa (15 W, 6 L)
7. Varamin Shahrdari (11 W, 10 L)
8. Ramsar Hoursan (9 W, 12 L)
9. Gonbad Shahrdari (8 W, 13 L)
10. Tehran Paykan (7 W, 15 L)
11. Ardakan Khatam (5 W, 17 L)
12. Qazvin Shahrdari (5 W, 16 L)
13. Kordestan Rahyab Melal (2 W, 21L)
14. Urmia Azarbatri (2 W, 21 L)

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