Sharjah: Al Wasl Club has emerged champions in volleyball event of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), defeating Sharjah 3-2 in the final at the sports hall of the Sharjah Women Sports Foundation (SWSF) on Sunday.
Players of both clubs brought their best game at the very onset of the match, scoring points almost simultaneously. As the first set continued, Sharjah emerged the better team, winning it 25-22.
In a bid to make up for the loss of the first set, the Al Wasl ladies fought back and took an early lead with an initial second set score of 5-0. Sharjah tried to get back on track and after two time-outs, Al Wasl continued their scoring carnival that gave them the second set with a 15-point score difference of 25-10.
It was critical for both clubs to win the third set and they approached it with caution. Despite an otherwise winning show by Sharjah, Al Wasl raised their game to win 25-21 in a close finish.
In the fourth period, Sharjah Sports Club was seen competing with all their might to make up for their loss. This gaining of momentum and the extra push worked in their favour as they managed to win the fourth period with a score of 25-20 points, levelling the set score to 2-2.
In the decider, Al Wasl showed an unmistakable flair. They did not give Sharjah too many opportunities to score and had the last laugh at 15-4.
The coronation and closing ceremony of volleyball competition was held in the presence of Shaikha Hayat Bint Abdul Aziz Al Khalifa, Head of AWST Follow-up and Supervisory Committee and Member of Bahraini Olympic Committee; Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Deputy Chairperson of AWST Supreme Organising Committee, Head of its Executive Committee and Director General of SWSF; Ibrahim Abdul Malek, Secretary General of the General Authority for Youth and Sports among others.