China copped their third win in the tournament with a 3-0 win (25-11, 25-10, 25-5) against Kazakhstan in Pool E. The Chinese enlisted the capabilities of Wang Yunlu and Yuan Xinyue to deliver with unyielding spikes. But aside from their unquestionable capabilities to attack, they also possessed the might to man the net and mercilessly deject their opponents’ offensive plays.
Earlier in Pool E, Thailand thrashed Hong Kong of China 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-16) to retain an immaculate record in the tournament. The Thais’ experience and technique prevailed as they left their opponents flat-footed in defence. C. Jiraporn and S. Patcharaporn combined for a total of 21 points.
Thailand will need more powerful plays as they face a towering Chinese team on Tuesday at 1900h.
Chinese Taipei beat India, likewise in straight sets (25-11, 25-12, 25-13). Chen Tzuya proved her service superiority in this match where it counted most. Her six service aces threw the Indian team off their rhythm and momentum. India’s blocking attempts likewise failed to contain the scoring skills of Kuo Chingyi and Lee Yu.
Titleholders Japan relied on their uncompromising attacks from the wings, as they crushed Korea 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-16) in the other Pool F match. Sarina Koga proved to be the Japanese scoring spitfire, charting a total of 21 points. She managed to establish a strong left side for the Japanese, without receiving any solid challenge from the Korean defenders. Shino Nakata and Misaki Shirai also provided ample support from the wings, which the Koreans found too difficult to check.
Japan will battle Chinese Taipei in an earlier match on Tuesday at 1500h.
Vietnam mauled Mongolia 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-8) with their effective orchestration of plays. L.T.Hong found her scoring groove, achieving 15 markers in the match. Meanwhile, Mongolia suffered from their unforced errors so dearly, not even their substitution could reverse their dire situation.
Iran likewise won in three sets against Sri Lanka, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21, in Pool H of competition. The Iranian side asserted their supremacy from the service area, whipping up a total of 12 aces. Karimi and Talebi combined for 27 points with their attacks which exemplified Iran’s straightforward, powerful offense.
Day Four Results:
Thailand bt. Hong Kong 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-16)
China vs. Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-5)
Chinese Taipei bt. India 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-13)
Japan bt. Korea 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-16)
Vietnam bt. Mongolia 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-8)
Iran bt. Sri Lanka 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-21)
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