FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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China leap-frog Belgium into second place of Pool A

China scored 12 points with their blocks to only 6 by Belgium

Tijuana, Mexico, June 30, 2013 – China passed over Belgium into second place of Pool A of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship, following their 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-21) at the Baja California High Performance Center on Sunday.

After the match of only 1 hour and 11 minutes, China is now at 2-1 with seven points behind Poland’s 3-0 and 8 points.

One day after losing to Poland in five sets, the Chinese side came back with recharged energy and dominated a Belgium squad coming off a five-set victory over Mexico on Saturday night and were clearly eroded after the titanic first set effort.

China’s Tang Chuanhang led all the players in the match with 15 points while teammates Zhang Zhejia and Zhu Zhiyuan contributed 12 and 10. Belgium’s Robbe Vandeweyer and Lowie Stuer tallied 10 and 9 points respectively.

The Asian vice champions held a 12-6 margin in the blocking charts and also were better in aces scored 4-2.

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