Pro Volleyball League 2019 Semi-final 1: Calicut Heroes vs U Mumba Volley - Live Score, Commentary, and Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 19, 2019 20:27 IST

Calicut Heroes win 15-12, 15-9, 16-14 U Mumba Volley


20:27 (IST)19 FEB 2019

That's all from the first semifinal of the RuPay Pro Volleyball League 2019! Join us tomorrow for the second semifinal between the Kochi Blue Spikers and Chennai Spartans. Until then, this is Prasen Moudgal signing off!

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20:25 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Jerome Vinith was the star of the show for the Calicut Heroes as the skipper led from the front with 12 points, while Iluoni Ngampourou contributed on both fronts to notch up six points. 

20:23 (IST)19 FEB 2019

The Calicut Heroes are the first team to make it to the finals of the RuPay Pro Volleyball League 2019! 

A fine three-set win for the Jerome Vinith-led side as they trounce U Mumba Volley 15-12, 15-9, 16-14 in the first semifinal.

20:22 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Calicut Heroes claim the set and with that the match as Vinit Kumar's spike lands out of bounds!

Calicut Heroes 16 - 14 U Mumba. 

20:21 (IST)19 FEB 2019

What a costly error from U Mumba Volley! Miscommunication brings the ball crashing down at the center as the Heroes now have match point. 

Calicut 15 - 14 U Mumba.

20:20 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Jerome Vinith keeps the set in balance with a curling spike to the center. 

Calicut 14 - 14 U Mumba.

20:19 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Vinit Kumar brings about the lead for U Mumba with a powerful spike to the left. 

Calicut 13 - 14 U Mumba.

20:19 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Scores drawn level yet again as Karthik A collects an important point. 

Calicut 13 - 13 U Mumba.

20:18 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Double contact error from the Heroes as the U Mumba Volley team takes a one-point lead. 

Calicut 12 - 13 U Mumba.

20:17 (IST)19 FEB 2019

The Heroes level scores as Paul Lotman's spike takes a deflection off Pankaj's block. 

Calicut 12 - 12 U Mumba.

20:16 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Time-out called by U Mumba Volley.

20:15 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Wow! Super Serve from Jerome Vinith! The Heroes's skipper picks up two vital points as his serve lands inches inside the court to bring with it two points. The lead is down to a solitary point. 

Calicut 11 - 12 U Mumba.

20:14 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Karthik A brings two points with a delicate lob over the defenders on the Super Point. 

Calicut 9 - 12 U Mumba.

20:14 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Pankaj Sharma is set up on the right side as he converts the advantage into a spike point. 

Calicut 7 - 12 U Mumba.

20:13 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Time-out called by Calicut Heroes.

20:12 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Dipesh Sinha comes to the party with a solo block on Ajith Lal's spike. 

Calicut 7 - 11 U Mumba.

20:11 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Service error from Ngampourou yet again as U Mumba reach double digits. 

Calicut 7 - 10 U Mumba.

20:11 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Calicut slowly finding their way back into the contest as Dipesh Sinha gets a touch on the net to gift away a point. 

Calicut 7 - 9 U Mumba.

20:10 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Point for Calicut as Jerome Vinith strikes from the right side and angles the spike away from the defenders. 

Calicut 6 - 9 U Mumba.

20:10 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Dipesh Sinha and Pankaj Sharma combine to bring down a firm spike from Paul Lotman. 

Calicut 5 - 9 U Mumba.

20:08 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Time-out called. 

20:07 (IST)19 FEB 2019

U Mumba Volley claim yet another point as Ngampourou's deft touch takes the ball out. 

Calicut 5 - 8 U Mumba. 

20:06 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Iluoni Ngampourou's spike gets a deflection off Saqlain Tariq's block.

Calicut 5 - 7 U Mumba.

20:04 (IST)19 FEB 2019

First team review of the season as Tomislav Coskovic claims that his spike got a touch on Ngampourou before it went out of bounds. Oh, wait! Looks like the touch was on Paul Lotman's wrist as U Mumba get the point. 

Calicut 4 - 7 U Mumba.

20:02 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Ajith Lal unable to find his bearings as his spike goes out of bounds yet again. 

Calicut 4 - 6 U Mumba.

20:02 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Paul Lotman does well to receive a powerful serve as Ngampourou finishes off with a slight push towards the center.

Calicut 4 - 5 U Mumba.

20:01 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Prince and Saqlain Tariq combine to deflect the ball down into Calicut's court on Ajith Lal's spike. 

Calicut 3 - 5 U Mumba.

20:00 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Vipul sets up Karthik A close to the net as the all-rounder jumps up and presses the ball down with pace. 

Calicut 3 - 4 U Mumba. 

20:00 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Paul Lotman's powerful serve lands only a few inches out of the court to hand a point to U Mumba. 

Calicut 2 - 4 U Mumba.

19:59 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Paul Lotman strikes on this occasion as he finds an empty space to land a powerful spike. 

Calicut 2 - 3 U Mumba.

19:58 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Dominating play from Dipesh Sinha as he combines with Vinit Rai to deny a spike from Paul Lotman. 

Calicut 1 - 3 U Mumba.

19:58 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Jerome Vinith's serve goes out of bounds as U Mumba take the lead. 

Calicut 1 - 2 U Mumba.

19:57 (IST)19 FEB 2019

U Mumba skipper Dipesh Sinha is livid over the call of the point in the Heroes' favor. 

Calicut 1 - 1 U Mumba. 

19:56 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Pankaj Sharma claims the opening point of the third set with a calm deposit of the ball over the defenders' reach. 

Calicut 0 - 1 U Mumba.

19:56 (IST)19 FEB 2019

The third set is underway.

19:55 (IST)19 FEB 2019

The Heroes are now only one set away from wrapping the match up with a 15-12, 15-9 advantage and if U Mumba Volley need to get a hold back in this encounter, they will certainly need to conjure up a special algorithm to find their way back. 

Can U Mumba strike a comeback or will the Heroes clinch a hat-trick of sets and with that the match?

19:52 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Calicut Heroes win the second set 15 - 9. 

U Mumba Volley certain looked out of steam in the second set as the Heroes converted the lead into a big win, orchestrated yet again by Jerome Vinith (4 points) and Iluoni Ngampourou (2 points).

19:52 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Pankaj runs in from the back-line and attempts a spike but the ball goes out of bounds as the Heroes wrap up the second set. 

Calicut 15 - 9 U Mumba. 

19:51 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Pace on Jerome Vinith's serve but in vain as the ball finds the net. 

Calicut 14 - 9 U Mumba.

19:51 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Calicut Heroes celebrate a point too early but in the end recover to get the ball back in play as Karthik A's spike brings them the point. 

Calicut 14 - 8 U Mumba.

19:50 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Jerome Vinith's spike lobs up from U Mumba's block as the libero's attempt to dig is in vain. 

Calicut 13 - 8 U Mumba.

19:49 (IST)19 FEB 2019

A wayward serve from Iluoni Ngampourou lands out of the court. 

Calicut 12 - 8 U Mumba.

19:49 (IST)19 FEB 2019

U Mumba certainly losing their way as Pankaj's error gifts the Heroes an important point.

Calicut 12 - 7 U Mumba.

19:48 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Vinit Kumar commits yet another error as he adds too much pace on the spike as the Heroes win the first Super Point of the set. 

Calicut 11 - 7 U Mumba.

19:47 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Jerome Vinith strikes from the right side on this occasion with a powerful spike. 

Calicut 9 - 7 U Mumba.

19:47 (IST)19 FEB 2019

U Mumba pick a point post the break as Dipesh Sinha's blocks Ajith Lal's spike. 

Calicut 8 - 7 U Mumba.

19:45 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Time-out called by Calicut Heroes.

19:44 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Jerome VInith on fire as his power-packed spike lands with a thud. 

Calicut 8 - 6 U Mumba. 

19:44 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Error from Paul Lotman gives yet another point to U Mumba. 

Calicut 7 - 6 U Mumba.

19:43 (IST)19 FEB 2019

Iluoni Ngampourou attempts a spike which takes a deflection off Prince to land out of bounds. 

Calicut 7 - 5 U Mumba. 
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