ONGC (Dehradun) and KSEB (Thiruvanathapuram) lifted the men and women's titles respectively in the fifth all-India invitation floodlit volleyball tournament, organised by Mangala Friends Circle in memory of Shivaprasad Baliga at the Urwa grounds, here on Sunday.
In the men's final, ONGC defeated BPCL (Kochi) 25-22, 25-19, 25-23, while the KSEB women defeated Sports Authority of India (Thalassery) 25-14, 22-25, 25-14, 25-19 for the title. IOB (Chennai) men and Sports Hostel (Mysore) women finished third in the men's and women's section respectively.
The results: Men: Final: ONGC (Dehradun) bt BPCL (Kochi) 25-22, 25-19, 25-23. Third place: IOB (Chennai) bt Customs (Kochi) 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 24-25, 15-10.
Women: Final: KSEB (Thiruvanathapuram) bt SAI (Thalassery) 25-14, 22-25, 25-14, 25-19. Third place: Sports Hostel (Mysore) bt St. Joseph's College (Thrissur) 25-16, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23.
Other awards: Best attackers: Vibin George (BPCL, Kochi, men); P.V. Sheeba (KSEB, TVDM, women). Best setters: Ukkarapandian (IOB, men); Shruthi Mol (KSEB, women). Best liberos: Kannaraj (Customs, men); M.K. Jiji (women). Best universal: Mandeep Singh (ONGC, men); Poornima (SAI, women).