Kochi Blue Spikers kickstart Pro Volleyball League with a win

Kochi Blue Spikers kickstart Pro Volleyball League with a win
Players in action during the inaugural Pro Volleyball League match between Kochi Blue Spikers and U Mumba Volley. Photo: Josekutty Panackal
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Kochi: Kochi Blue Spikers beat U Mumba Volley 4-1 in the opening match of the inaugural edition of Pro Volleyball League that started Saturday.

Led by Manu Joseph's 15 points (14 spikes and one block), Kochi registered a 15-11 15-13 15-8 15-10 5-15 score line to register their first win. For U Mumba, Nicholas Del Bianco was the highest scorer with ten points (9 spikes and 1 block).

Kochi Blue Spikers fans during the inaugural Pro Volleyball League match in Kochi. Photo: Josekutty Panackal

Kochi took the initiative in the first set. Kochi's star player David Lee looked pepped with the massive crowd support getting points through spikes, blocks and serves in the first set.

At the first technical time out (TTO), Kochi led by 8-5 and continued to dominate both in defence and attack taking two consecutive points to go up by 10-5.

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Indian badminton player PV Sindhu (R) and her sister Divya during the inaugural ceremony of the Pro Volleyball League in Kochi. Photo: Josekutty Panackal

U Mumba Volley tried to make a comeback but Kochi kept the pressure on and finished off the set by 15-11. For Kochi, Joseph was the highest scorer in first set scoring five points.

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