WKL: Vancouver Lions outplay Yo Yo Tigers by 68-53




Mohali, October 4:  Vancouver Lions continued their resurgence as they outplayed the Yo Yo Tigers 68-53 in a fairly one-sided match in Mohali the Wave World Kabaddi League.

Satnam of Vancouver Lions stops Gurpreet of Yo Yo Tigers

Satnam of Vancouver Lions stops Gurpreet of Yo Yo Tigers

That win gave Vancouver their fifth win in 11 matches and at 10 points; they join Lahore Lions, California Eagles and United Singhs. Khalsa Warriors with 21 points and Punjab Thunder with 11 occupy the top two spots.

In Saturday’s match the VIP guest was Swarn Singh Virk, an Olympian and winner of bronze medal in rowing at recently concluded Incheon Asian Games 2014.

Sunday will see three matches starting 16.00 hrs onwards.

Yo Yo Tigers won the toss and opted to go for the first raid. Harpreet Singh of Yo Yo Tigers set the ball rolling with the first point of the match with his successful raid. Kuljeet Singh and Sucha Singh were the star raiders and Amritpal Singh Sheru was successful stopper for Vancouver Lions in the session. For Yo Yo Tigers Gursewak Singh and Rupinder were the star raiders. But by the end of the first quarter Vacouver had set the tempo with an 18-13 lead.

In the second quarter Vancouver Lions opened with a successful raid and they never looked back after that. Balwan Singh, Sucha Singh and Sukhvir Singh Sabrawa of Vancouver Lions performed well with four successful raids each. Amritpal Singh’s three amazing stops added to the might of the Vancouver Lions who opened a 15-point lead at 38-23 by the end of second quarter.

The third quarter was again dominated by Vancouver Lions with the help of successful raids by Balwan Singh and Kuljeet Singh and excellent stops by the skipper Narinder Ram. Although the raiders of Yo Yo Tigers tried their best to come back to the game they just could not manage. By the end of the third quarter Vancouver Lions led Yo Yo Tiger 55-35 and the match was virtually over.

Despite some aggressive raids by Yo Yo Tigers Vancouver Lions stayed well ahead as Kuljeet Singh gave them 100% successful raids. Raiders Gursewak Singh and Vikas of Yo Yo Tigers tried hard for their team but it went in vain as Vancouver Lions won 68-53.

 

Results (Quarter by quarter) (Total points)
Quarters Vancouver Lions Yo Yo Tigers
First Quarter 18 13
Second Quarter 38 23
Third Quarter 55 35
Fourth Quarter 68 53

 

Team position after Match No 42:

Team Played Won Lost Draw Points
Khalsa Warriors 11 9 0 1 21
Punjab Thunder 11 5 5 1 11
Lahore Lions 7 5 2 0 10
United Singhs 10 5 5 0 10
California Eagles 10 5 5 0 10
Vancouver Lions 11 5 6 0 10
Yo Yo Tigers 11 4 7 0 8
Royal Kings USA 11 1 10 0 2

 

Wave World Kabaddi League matches for 5th October 2014 scheduled in Mohali are:

City Match No. Date Day Team A Team B Week No Time
Mohali 44 5-Oct Sun Vancouver Lions Lahore Lions 16:00
Mohali 45 Sun California Eagles Punjab Thunder 9 18:00
Mohali 46 Sun Khalsa Warriors United Singhs 19:30

 

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