UncategorisedSharjah end Al Ahli volleyball podium dream

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain’s Al Ahli Club volleyball team hopes of winning a podium finish in the Second Arab Women’s Sports Tournament, being held in Sharjah, were vanished yesterday (Feb. 10).
Despite a 3-1 (25-12, 25-17, 18-25, 25-17) win over Saham of Oman in their seventh and concluding match in the volleyball tournament, the Bahrainis saw their quest to finish in the top three end up in vain as other results on the same day did not serve them well.
Leading Al Ahli to this victory were some of Bahrain’s promising volleyball players, such as American professional Ruth Cay, Hessa Al Isa, Najla Turab, Bayan Nasser, Dana Al Isa, Hajer Al Ansari, playmaker Marwa Shamsan and libero Fayza Sayyar.
It was the fourth win for Al Ahli, coached by Abduljalil Al Aradi, who completed this eight-team round robin competition with 11 points from seven matches.
Al Ahli were cheered from the stands by Bahrain Olympic Committee member and Women’s Sports Committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, who admired the team’s overall performance in the tournament.
Sharjah Ladies Club, meanwhile, registered a stunning 3-2 (24-26, 16-25, 25-16, 25-11, 15-13) over defending champions Kuwait Girls Club to stay in third position and end the Bahrainis’ podium chances.
Kuwait and Sharjah, along with Al Wasl who beat Jordan’s Olympic Club 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-13, 25-15), are all battling for the title, which will be decided today with the final round of matches.
Al Wasl are presently leading this single round robin championship with 13 points, one ahead of Kuwait and Sharjah who share second position.
The concluding round of matches tips of at 10am (Bahrain time) with Jordan Olympic Club taking on Yemen Girls Club.
It will be followed by Kuwait Girls Club vs Saham Club of Oman at 11.30pm, then Al Wasl meet Sharajah Ladies Club at 6pm. The awarding ceremony then take place, where the top three teams will be honoured.
Al Ahli had started the tournament with a 1-3 defeat to Kuwait Girls Club, but hit back with a stunning 3-2 victory over defending champions Sharjah Ladies Club.
This was followed by a 3-0 wins over Jordan Olympic Club and Yemen, while their most recent game was against Al Wasl, who registered a 3-1 victory.
Bahrain sent five teams to compete in five different disciplines during the 10-day tournament, being organised in Sharjah for the second time. The first edition was held in 2012.
The remaining disciplines were basketball, athletics, table tennis and shooting. Bahrain managed to win 18 medals in total, including six gold, six silver and four bronze.

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