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VNL 2019 W: Egonu’s 39 not enough for Italy as China come back from 2 sets down; Japan sweep Dutch ladies

by WoV
source: volleyball.world; Photo: volleyball.world

China’s brutal winning streak in the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League continued as the Asian side came back against Italy from 0-2 to 3-2 in their Pool 9 match on Day 3 of the third week.



China scored the seventh straight win in the 2019 Nations League despite being two sets down against Italy at home in Hong Kong: 3-2 (18-25, 22-25, 25-23, 26-24, 15-13). Thus, China broke the five-game losing streak against today’s rivals at world major tournaments.

The “Azzurri” could not preserve, not only a two-set lead but also a 12-7 lead in the fourth set, even though their opposite Paola Egonu poured in 39 points, of which 7 in the first set only! She included 4 kill blocks and 6 aces in her total scoring performance. On the other side, Zhu Ting made 26, while Yuan Xinyue set up 6 kill blocks. Both China and Italy are at 7-2 in the tournament.



By succumbing to Japan (5-4 record) in straight sets in Pool 9, the Netherlands (2-7) lost their fourth successive match in the 2019 Nations League, equaling their longest losing streak in the competition but also in a single world-level tournament.

Yuki Ishii continued to top Japan’s scorers in the tournament by notching 15 points today. Annick Meijers scored 11 for the Dutch team.

2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League, Week 3 – Day 3:

Pool 9 (Hong Kong, China):

Japan – Netherlands 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-21)

China – Italy 3-2 (18-25, 22-25, 25-23, 26-24, 15-13)

Pool 10 (Lincoln, United States)

Germany – South Korea, 23:30 C.E.T.

USA – Brazil, 2:30 C.E.T.

Pool 11 (Bangkok, Thailand):

Bulgaria – Dominican Republic 1-3 (20-25, 21-25, 31-19, 20-25)

Thailand – Turkey 0-3 (16-25, 18-25, 13-25)

Pool 12 (Kortrijk, Belgium):

Poland – Russia 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 25-27, 25-20, 15-9)

Belgium – Serbia 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-14)



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