In the last match of the Central Association Volleyball (CAVA) women's volleyball challenge, Maldives triumphed over Bangladesh with 3-1 score.
While Bangladesh secured the first set with a score of 25-21, Maldives bounced back strongly, winning the next two sets with scores of 25-14 and 25-23. In the final set, Maldives won with a score of 25-15.
This victory marked the first win for the Maldives team, securing them the seventh position in the overall rankings of the challenge.
However, Maldives was unable to advance to the semi-finals, facing defeat against Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Sri Lanka in the group stage matches, losing all three sets in each match.
In their initial ranking match against Kyrgyzstan, Maldives lost all three sets, which led them to compete for seventh place. Notably, this tournament marked the country's first experience with a seasoned coach from Thailand, following their participation in the Four Nations Cup.