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Kolkata Thunderbolts outplay Kochi Blue Spikers in RuPay Volleyball securing season's first win

  • Kolkata Thunderbolts secure their first victory in the third season of the RuPay Prime Volleyball League by defeating Kochi Blue Spikers
  • Vinit Kumar shines as the Player of the Match with outstanding performance, leading to Kolkata Thunderbolt's victory
  • This marks Kolkata Thunderbolt's first victory out of five matches played till date

28 Feb 2024

The Kolkata Thunderbolts showed their championship form as they secured their first victory in the third season of the RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23. In a thrilling match against the Kochi Blue Spikers, the Thunderbolts emerged victorious with a scoreline of 16-14, 15-13, 11-15, 15-5 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday.

Vinit Kumar's stellar performance earned him the Player of the Match award for his exceptional contributions on the court.

The Kolkata team started strong with Amit and Vinit leading the charge with powerful spikes. Early on, Jan Krol and Aman Kumar's attacks kept Kochi on their toes, while Abhinav's presence in the middle posed a challenge for Kolkata's attackers. However, it was Vinit's efficiency in attacks and Ashwal Kumar's strategic play from the middle that allowed the Thunderbolts to gain an advantage.

The Kolkata players displayed great intent and determination throughout the match, showing their eagerness to secure a win. Captain Ashwal Kumar led from the front with exemplary leadership, motivating the team to perform at their best.

This victory marked a triumphant return for the Kolkata Thunderbolts, who had faced a challenging start to the season. With their fans now hopeful and optimistic, the team aims to carry this momentum forward in the upcoming matches of the RuPay Prime Volleyball League.

The match against Kochi Blue Spikers was the fifth encounter for the Kolkata Thunderbolts in the ongoing season. The RuPay Volleyball League, which commenced on February 15th, is set to culminate on March 21st. As the league progresses, the upcoming Super Five round, starting from March 11th, promises more exhilarating action on the courts.


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