STRONG TEAMS’ 3-0 DEMOLITION OF LOWER-RANKED SIDES HIGHLIGHTS THAILAND LEAGUE WEEK 5 MIDWEEK MATCHES

STRONG TEAMS’ 3-0 DEMOLITION OF LOWER-RANKED SIDES HIGHLIGHTS THAILAND LEAGUE WEEK 5 MIDWEEK MATCHES

Photos courtesy of Thailand Volleyball Association

Bangkok, Thailand, February 24, 2021 – All Week 5 midweek matches of the Thailand Volleyball League 2020-2021 season at Nimibutr Gymnasium ended in comfortable straight sets, with Diamond Food and Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC sweeping both men’s and women’s events on Wednesday.

With only one week remaining before the first leg of the Thailand’s top-flight profession volleyball league will come to a close, leaving only the bottom two teams from each category to crash out of the competition, leading teams had a field day to pull off convincing wins over lower-ranked rivals.

Diamond Food, the only team which have yet lost a set to their respective rivals this season, rested Brazil imports and instead fielded former Thailand national players including ace spiker Jirayu Raksakaew and Kittikhun Sri-utthawong to beat lacklustre Kasetsart, the only team which had lost five matches in a row, in a lop-sided battle 25-17, 25-14, 25-13.

The exceptional win has stretched Diamond Food’s lead to unchallenged 18 points from six straight wins. However, a daunting task awaits them in the next match on Saturday, February 27 when they will go up against Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC in a clash of the Titans. Kasetsart will be pitted against Air Force in their last match on Sunday, February 28.

Spearheaded by hard-hitting Wanchai Tabwises, reigning and six-time champions Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC, which also had a significant run this season with five consecutive victories, made their mark on Wednesday to seal a straight-set 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 win against Phitsanulok VC.

Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC are trailing in close second place to Diamond Food with similar 18 points from six straight wins. Air Force finished third place with Phitsanulok in fourth position with 9 points from three wins against 3 losses to next go up against Visakha on coming Saturday.

Meanwhile, in the women’s event, Diamond Food, led by two Thailand national players, Onuma Sittirak and Malika Kanthong, overwhelmed Samut Prakan in easy three sets 25-12, 25-14, 25-18 to next set up a tough clash against Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC, led by sensation Chutchu-on Moksri and Turkish Yeliz Basa on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC played superbly to dispose of Proflex VC 25-18, 25-22, 25-14. Proflex VC will next take on 3BB Nakornnont on Saturday.

With title-holders Supreme Chonburi E-Tech taking the centre stage to lead the pack with 16 points from 5 wins against one loss, Diamond Food and Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC came in second and third places with 15 points and 14 points respectively.

RESULTS
Wednesday, February 24
Women
Diamond Food b Samut Prakarn 3-0 (25-12 25-14 25-18)
Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC b Proflex 3-0 (25-18 25-22 25-14)
Men
Diamond Food b Kasetsart 3-0 (25-17 25-14 25-13)
Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC b Phitsanulok 3-0 (25-17 25-17 25-16)

MATCH SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 27
Men
Phitsanulok VC v Visakha VC
Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC v Diamond Food VC

Women
3BB Nakornnont v Proflex VC
Nakhon Ratchasima The Mall’s VC v Diamond Food VC

Sunday, February 28
Men
Air Force VC v Kasetsart VC
Mor Asia Koh Kood Cabana v Prince VC

Women
Samut Prakan v RSU VC
Khonkaen Star v Supreme Chonburi E-Tech

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