By winning their quarter-final matches and entering the top four, China, Chinese Taipei, Japan and Korea also booked their tickets to the FIVB Girls’ Youth Volleyball Championships to be held in July in Nakhonratvhasima of Thailand.
China vs. India
China proved domination over the Indian side, in just 49 minutes of play, to grab a 3-0 (25-7, 25-6, 25-9) win and a semi-finals berth to go along with it. Hu Mingyuan churned out a stellar 19-point performance, with Ju Wanrong and Wang Yunlu supporting with more attacks. The Chinese servers launched a barrage of aces that only decimated their opponents’ hopes to gain points. The host country charted a total of 23 service aces that defined an insurmountable advantage.
Chinese Taipei vs. Kazakhstan
Chinese Taipei likewise entered the semi-final round with an easy 3-0 win (25-9, 25-5, 25-13) against Kazakhstan. Lee Yu masterfully showed her brilliance and versatility in bringing successful attacks from the wing, the back-row and even off a dummy. Chen Tzuya was also instrumental in providing strong offense at the left side. The Chinese Taipei side likewise posted better blocks to annihilate the attacks of the opponents and to arrange the semi-final match against China.
Japan vs. Hong Kong
Sarina Koga proved to be the offensive sparkplug in Japan’s quarterfinal match against Hong Kong, China. The Japanese side posted a 3-0 (25-6, 25-7, 25-11) win by taking advantage of the opponents’ flawed defence. The Japanese hitters proved to be too strong for Hong Kong’s reception to handle. Koga scored a total of 19 points, but setter Airi Tahara orchestrated Japan’s plays well, enabling other hitters to contribute in scoring.
Korea vs. Thailand
Korea crusaded through a five-set thriller, edging out Thailand, 10-25, 25-20, 25-19, 13-25, 15-11. The Korean side played exceptionally well in defence, guarding their court from the power and precision of Thailand’s attacks. Korea likewise relied on the solid blocking efforts of Jeong Yuli and Choi Soyeon when the team needed them most. Thailand’s offensive artillery displayed a vast array of attacks from C. Jiraporn and J. Sasipaporn, but their defence lagged in the crucial plays of the match. Lee Hanbi scored the most number of points that helped Korea set a semi-final encounter against defending champions Japan.
Day 8 matches
10:00h – Australia vs. Mongolia
Classification 9th – 10th
12:00h – Vietnam vs. Iran
14:00h – Kazakhstan vs. India
16:00h – Hong Kong vs. Thailand
18:00h – Chinese Taipei vs. China
20:00h – Japan vs. Korea
Day Seven Results (Quarterfinal matches)
Chinese Taipei bt. Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-9, 25-5, 25-13)
Japan bt. Hong Kong 3-0 (25-6, 25-7, 25-11)
Korea bt. Thailand 3-2 (10-25, 25-20, 25-19, 13-25, 15-11)
China bt. India 3-0 (25-7, 25-6, 25-9)
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