|Thể Công champion the Military Volleyball Open on June 29. — VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
Thể Công beat Biên Phòng 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-9 to triumph at the Military Volleyball Open tournament’s men category on June 29 in Hà Nội.
Making full use of their advantage as the host, Biên Phòng established their domination in the first set with the outstanding performance of spiker Nguyễn Hữu Hà.
The team took the lead from the beginning, quickly finishing the first set 25-21.
However, the tide turned in the next set, when Thể Công limited Hà’s strong volleys while their setter Nguyễn Xuân Thanh worked hard to provide smart balls to teammates, leading them to a 25-23 win and then again with 28-18 and 25-9.
It was Biên Phòng’s second loss at a final in two months. Earlier, they were defeated by Sanest Khánh Hòa in the Hùng Vương Cup in April.
In an early match of the day, Tiến Nông Thanh Hóa won 3-1 against PVD Thái Bình, taking the bronze medal for the women’s team.
On June 28, Liên Việt Postbank took the women’s title. Vietinbank came in second. — VNS