Calicut Heroes, after winning all the four matches and becoming the first team to qualify for the playoffs, will be facing the Ahmedabad Defenders in the last match of the Kochi leg of RuPay Pro Volleyball League on Wednesday.
Calicut has been by far the most consistent team in the league stamping their authority on each match they have played. Skipper Jerome Vinith, Ajith Lal, Paul Lotman and Karthik A has excelled in their respective domains with Vinith and Ajith leading the spikes division and Lotman giving them a close follow. Karthik, on the other hand, is leading the lot in terms of serve points as well as Super Serves.
Ahead of the match, Jerome Vinith, skipper, Calicut Heroes said “We are really glad that we have made it to the playoffs and we want to end our league stage campaign on a high. Our fan support is also to be credited for the good run of form as without them we would just be any other team. Ahmedabad has done well in both their matches in spite of ending on the losing side and I am hoping that it will be another great entertainer for the fans.”
Ahmedabad has lost both their matches by the same scoreline of 3-2 first against Hyderabad and then against Kochi. With three matches left for them to play this match is extremely critical for them.
Victor Sysoev, of Ahmedabad Defenders, said it’s only a matter of time that results go their way. “Though we ended losing both our matches, we were never outplayed. Calicut has proved that they are a complete unit doing well overall. We would have to play at 200% to earn a win. We still have a chance of making it to the playoffs and we surely don’t want to leave it to the last match.”
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