One of the two major title favorites (the other one is Tianjin) of 2021/22 Chinese Womens’ Volleyball Championship, Shanghai, made their victorious debut to the new season.
Shanghai seem to be affected the most by the new rule of the Chinese federation (CVA) that limits the number of foreign players on the court per club to one, given they planned to be fueled by both the MVP of the last Olympics, Jordan Larson, and Korean superstar Kim Yeon-Koung at the same time this season. In Shanghai’s first match (Round 2) in the 2021/22 Women’s Super League, the American paid the price of the new regulation against Liaoning and was left on the bench by the head coach Wang Zhiteng, while Kim got the chance to play. Larson entered as a substitution on several occasions.
Exactly Kim top-scored Shanghai in the straight-set victory, making 17 points. Gao Yi set up as many as nine blocks, while Wang Weiyi had 80% reception (20 digs, 70% perfect).
2021/22 Women’s Super League – regular season, Round 2: