Low turnout for girls’ volleyball at inter-collegiate tournament1 min read
Manipal: The Manipal University (MU) inter-collegiate volleyball tournament for men and women was organised by the Manipal institute of Management (MIM) at the Kasturba Medical College (KMC) volleyball court on February 25 and 26.
Advancing into the finals by beating KMC Mangalore, the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) played the men’s final match against MIM. WGSHA went on to win the tournament in a close five-set match with a score of 15-13 in the fifth set.
The women’s finals were held alongside the men’s finals. Playing a strong three-set game, KMC Mangalore won by two points against the Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences (MCOAHS) with final set score of 25 -23.
Anushruth Manchi, a second year student of MIM and a participant said, “Out of the 18 men’s teams, few of them were really good. KMC Mangalore put up a very good show. As for WGSHA, they had a lot of coordination and composition.”
Expressing his views on the tournament Dr. Kemparaj, Director of Physical Education MU said, “I was very happy with the men’s turnout; with 18 teams they gave us a lot to watch. But I was not happy with the girls’ turnout. Out of 20 teams, only eight participated. I need more participation from the girls.”
Prakash Shetty, President of the Udupi District Volleyball Association opened the tournament by playing a friendly game of volleyball with Prof. P. Ramakrishna Chadaga, Director of MIM.
Sub-edited by: Natasha Mendon