California Eagles beats United Singhs 66-57 in Wave World Kabaddi League in the first match on Oct. 19th 2014
– Man of the Match & Best Raider: Jagmohan Makhi & Baldev Singh (19 raids, California Eagles)
– Best Stopper: Meek Seattle (14 stops, California Eagles)
– California Eagles avenge loss to United Singhs to move into sole second place
Jalandhar, October 19: California Eagles continued their resurgence with a second win in as many days as they scored an emphatic 66-57 win over United Singh in the first match on Sunday in the Wave World Kabaddi League. The win also avenged the defeat Eagles suffered at the hands of United Singhs in in Bathinda last week. In fact Eagles have now won seven of their last matches in the last five weeks, indicating that they are ready to challenge the leaders, Khalsa Warriors.
Eagles now have 18 points in 15 matches, while Khalsa have 25 in 14 matches. United are in third place with 16 points in 14 matches. California Eagles moved into top gear from the start at 18-13 as Jagmohan Makhi and Baldev Brar were the more successful raiders and Mikhail Jamaal (Meek Seattle) was in brilliant form in the defence as a Stopper. United Singhs’ Lovepreet Singh and Gagandeep Nagra were the star raiders for United Singhs.
In the second quarter Gagandeep Nagra (4) and Navpreet Nina (4) of United Singhs were impactful as raiders and kept them in the battle. For California Eagles stoppers Baldev (4) and Parneet (3) did well as the California Eagles kept their five-point advantage at 33-28.
In the third session, Jagmohan Makhi and Baldev Singh earned five points each through very good raids for California Eagles, while Meek Seattle continued to be pillar of strength as the main stopper as California stayed ahead at 49-43.
In the final quarter Meek Seattle (2) thwarted his opponents’ well despite United Singhs’ aggressive play was blunted by California Eagles, who kept up the pressure to run out 66-57 winners.