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GP: China maintained their undefeated record

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source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

China maintained their undefeated 2013 FIVB Grand Prix record after beating Poland 3-1 (25-18, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23).



Poland opened the first set with strong blocks, but by the first technical timeout China was five points ahead. The second technical timeout came when Poland failed to block as China took a 16-11 lead. With Hui Ruoqi continuing to lead a strong attack, China won the first set 25-18.

China led by three points at 8-5 at the first technical timeout in the second set. Poland strengthened their blocking after the first technical timeout, but when the second technical timeout came, China led by five points 16-11. Ewelina Sieczka’s strong spiking helped Poland to bring the score back to 19-17. China then asked for their first timeout and after returning to the court Zhu Ting’s strong spike gave set point at 24-20 and while Poland saved one, China closed the second set 25-21.

In the beginning of the third set, China was four points behind at 6-2 after Poland changed tactics. The East Europeans continued to dominated and closed out the set 25-16.

The fourth set opened with the teams going point for point, but by the time of the first technical timeout China led 8-6. While Poland fought back to close the gap, China won the match with a 25-23.

Best scorers in the host team were Zeng Chunlei with 18 and Zhu Ting with 13 points. Ewelina Sieczka and Katarzyna Skowronska noted 18 both for Poland.

For more news from this competition, click on World Grand Prix 2013.

See the WoV Community profiles of China and Poland, and also profiles of Zeng Chunlei and Ewelina Sieczka.

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