|Ninh Bình won Hoa Lư Cup 2019. — Photo baoninhbinh.org.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Defending champions Tràng An Ninh Bình won the Hoa Lư Volleyball Cup 2019 on Wednesday night in northern Ninh Bình Provine.
Visitors Hà Tĩnh made it to the final in their first time entering the competition, but lost out to the more experienced home side 3-1.
Previously, Border Patrol became second runner-up after beating Hồ Chí Minh City, while Vĩnh Long finished fifth after defeating Thể Công.
Ninh Bình won VNĐ100 million (US$4,333) in total prize money, while runners-up Hà Tĩnh got VNĐ50 million ($2,166) and Border Patrol got VNĐ20 million ($866).
The tournament is an annual event of the province, run by the Volleyball Federation of Việt Nam.
The event helped teams prepare for round one of the National Volleyball League 2019, to be held from April 3 to 7 in northern Bắc Ninh and Ninh Bình provinces. — VNS