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THAILAND REIGN SUPREME AT “PRINCESS CUP” WOMEN’S U17 CHAMPIONSHIP


Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, May 17, 2018 – Unbeaten Thailand defended their title after a lop-sided 25-10, 25-8, 25-7) win over India in the final showdown of the “Princess Cup” 20th Est Cola South East Asian Women’s U17 Volleyball Championship at the Nakhon Pathom Sports Centre Gymnasium on Thursday.

Wiranyupa Inchan scored a team-high 10 points including 7 attacks from 8 attempts, wile Ghosh Disha claimed four points for India.

With the boisterous support from the home fans, Thailand played with confidence to seal victory in the first two sets 25-10, 25-8 without much trouble.

Conceding one set, India regrouped to bring out their best form which saw them put up a good fight in the third set. Nevertheless, their determination was not sufficient as the host side remained aggressive from the wing and service line to see them take a commanding 10-0 lead.Thailand went on their spectacular performance and took total control of the game to clinch the set 25-7, match and the prestigious “Princess Cup.”

“The result meets our initial target although my players still have something to learn and improve. We prepared well for this match as we studied their game before the match. India didn’t show their best because we tried to put pressure on them with effective serving and it worked out pretty well. We also played with less mistakes,s o I am quite satisfied with their performance,” Thailand head coach Chamnan Dokmai said after the match.

“It is a good preparation for our team for the Asian Women’s U17 Championship where we will face stronger opponents. Our goal is to qualify for the World Championship.We will try our best,” he added.

 

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