HomeLatestChina beats Japan to retain Asiad girls's volleyball title

China beats Japan to retain Asiad girls’s volleyball title

HANGZHOU, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) — Defending champion China beat an under-strength Japan in straight units on the Hangzhou Asian Games to retain its Asiad girls’s volleyball title right here on Saturday night.

Yuan Xinyue had 18 factors to raise China over Japan 25-15, 25-21, 25-21 within the ultimate, with Li Yingying, Wang Yuanyuan and Gong Xiangyu including 16, 12 and 10 respectively.

China took 11 factors from blocking, in comparison with none for Japan.

“I am happy for my players. Their efforts paid off,” stated China head coach Cai Bin. “I am satisfied with our consistence and mentality in this Asian Games. I think if we can keep calm and keep doing whatever we should do on the court, the results will turn out to be good for us.”

Falling behind 6-3 within the opening set, China staged a 10-0 run on again of sturdy serves of Wang Yunlu to overhaul the lead at 13-6 and by no means regarded again.

In the second set, China jumped right into a 9-4 lead and held it to 12-7 earlier than Japan took three factors in a row to chop it to 12-10. It was 23-21 in favor of China late within the set, and Yuan Xinyue had a smash and Li Yingying added a kill to assist China make it two units to nil.

Japan stayed inside 20-18 within the third set, solely to see China wrap up the match with a 5-3 burst.

Miyu Nakagawa had 11 factors to guide Japan, who was enjoying with its second-string squad in Hangzhou.

Earlier on Saturday, Thailand swept Vietnam 3-0 for the bronze medal.