ARCH-RIVALS Al Arabi and Al Rayyan will face off in the Emir’s Cup volleyball final after a year’s gap.
Defending champions Arabi beat Police 25-21, 20-25, 25-17, 25-22 in the second match of best-of-three semifinals at the Qatar Women’s Sport Committee Hall last Monday to book a spot in the final.
German professional Gyorgy Grozer was the architect of Arabi’s triumph with a match-high 28 points. He was well supported by American pro Taylor Sander, who chipped in with 12.
Arabi had won the first match 23-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-23, 15-5.
Rayyan beat El Jaish in the other semifinal. The Lions, who cruised through the first match 25-18, 25-20, 25-23, won the second 22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 to complete a comfortable victory.