Indian women lost in volleyball to Kazakstan © Getty Images
Indian women did not fare well in volleyball © Getty Images

Incheon: Sep 30, 2014

Indian women spikers continued to disappoint as they lost their 5th-8th place semi-final play-off against Kazakhstan by three straight sets in the volleyball event at the Asian Games. The Kazakh women won the contest 25-20 25-19 25-20 in only 69 minutes as India will now play in the 7th-8th place play-off final.

India will play the loser of the encounter between Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei in the 7th-8th place play-off. For India, the only saving grace was Tiji Raju, who got 11 points with some good dinks and spikes. The disappointment as far as India was concerned was young Anushree Ghosh, one of the tallest girls in the team standing at 6 ft 1 inch. She could bag only a solitary point for her team.

The performance of libero Priyanka Khedkar was also below par as most of the times, her anticipation skills were questionable as she was not in perfect position to retrieve the powerful smashes executed by Yelena Gordeyeva, who got 11 points for her country. The two Anastassiyas –Kolomoyets and Rostovchshikova, got seven points.

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