CAVB Women’s African Volleyball Club Championship |18 May 2023
Arsu serve defeat on Senegal opponents to reach knockout phase
Arsu have collected their second win in pool A at the ongoing Women’s African Volleyball Club Championship in Nabeul, Tunisia after beating Senegalese side AJD Diofior 3-1 on Tuesday.
Keeping the momentum, Arsu took the first set with a tight score of 25-21. AJD Diofior challenged Arsu in the second set with some good serves but the Seychelles team being fiercer in attack grabbed the set with a score of 25-19.
The Senegalese team rebelled against Arsu with some good performance as they came out stronger in the third set which they won a score of 25-20 to reduce the set score to 1-2. Arsu regained their composure in the fourth set as they overpowered the Senegalese with a score of 25-17 for a 3-1 victory.
With the win over AJD Diofior, Arsu sit second in pool A with a total of six points in three games.
Arsu will now play third place finishers in pool C, Chief Naval Staff Spikers of Nigeria in the knockout phase (round of 16) to earn a place in the quarterfinals.
Leading the group are Tunisian female team, Club Féminin de Carthage with nine points after three wins in as many matches played.
On Tuesday, they prolonged their fine run on home soil with their third win against Quatre Bornes Volleyball Club from Mauritius with a 3-0 victory.
Club Féminin de Carthage (CFC) took an early lead in the first set and showed their dominance with some strong serves to win it on a 25-13 score.
Quatre Bornes Volleyball Club tried to come back in the second set but they could not contain CFC, even though they showed good form in play and defence they were outclassed by the Tunisian side by losing the set 13-25.
CFC continued with their quality performance showing versatility in their play and kept Quatre Bornes Volleyball Club from gaining momentum, making them victors in the final set 25-9.