Vastavam web: Black Hawks Hyderabad beat Ahmedabad Defenders 3-2 in a keenly-contested match on the third day of the Pro Volleyball League here on Monday. The Hyderabad side won 15-11, 13-15, 15-11, 14-15, 15-9 in the match played at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here. Skipper Carson Clark led from the front with 15 points (12 spikes, 1 block and 2 serves) in his side’s victory.
For the Ahmedabad team, Russian Victor Sysoev scored 12 points (11 spikes and 1 block). Hyderabad won the toss and decided to receive and broke Ahmedabad’s serve pretty easily. But both sides looked rusty, gifting points on errors. A Super Serve from Dilip Koiwal gave Ahmedabad a 11-10 lead and to press advantage, they immediately called for a Super Point but an error from Koiwal gave the lead back to Hyderabad.
Hyderabad were not going to let this lead slip as Alex Bader came up with a Super Serve to take his team to a 14-11 lead. Ahmedabad skipper Ranjit Singh’s error then gave away Hyderabad the first set 15-11. The match ultimately went to the decider, and Hyderabad came out all guns blazing as captain Clark, Amit Kumar and Rohit Kumar came to the fore. Hyderabad called for a Super Point at 10-4 and Clark’s serve did the job as they won their first Super Point of the match taking the score to 12-4. Ahmedabad attempted a comeback as they scored three consecutive points from 6-13 to reduce the lead to 9-13.