FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship 2014

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Korea, China open with victories at Asian Women’s Qualification Tournament


China had a clear advantage at the net

Chenzhou, China, September 27, 2013 – Two East Asia teams claimed straight wins at the Pool B competition of Asian Women’s Qualification Tournament at the Chenzhou Sports Center on Friday. Korea and hosts China swept New Zealand and India respectively, putting them closer to reaching a ticket to the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014. 

Korea downs New Zealand 3-0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-10)

The first match between Korea and New Zealand started as Korea lined up all their top players, except super star Kim Yeonkoung. In the first set, Korea established their advantage to 14-7, with Park Jeongah's quick drop shot and powerful spikes. New Zealand found no way to come back, but made more errors that widened the score difference. With Kim Heejin’s score on serving and Kim Suji’s blocking, Korea easily took the first set, 25-9.

Korea kept their full advantage at the second set. Leading 8-2 to the first technical timeout. Korea changed two bench players to the court, but they continued their good performance as a united team. With service score by Kim Suji and Bae Yoona, Korea won the second set 25-8.

Korea sent more bench players to the court at the third set. But as New Zealand was not a strong team, Korea controlled the match all the time and led all the way to the end at 25-10, and won the match 3-0. 

China knocks out India 3-0 (25-7, 25-8, 25-10)

Hosts China gave India an unexpected start by scoring five points in a row, causing a timeout by India. But China was unstoppable and led to the first technical timeout in 8-0. India got their first point from an error by China in service, but the team was unable to produce too much trouble for the host. China scored in different positions and in different ways, which left India far behind, finishing the fist set 25-7.

The second set started with a service error by China, but they quickly tied the score with a powerful spiking. Though again making several errors in service later, China still firmly controlled the situation and won the second set in 25-8.

India played well in the beginning of third set by 3-2 lead. But China adjusted quickly and reversed the score to 8-4 at the first technical timeout. Without wasting too much time, the host only allowed the opponent to score 10 points before they came to to 25.

“We played in one heart and played our spirit today," said China's captain Hui Ruoqi. "We made several errors in service today, partially because of the wind and partially because of intention of high-quality service. We will try to reduce the errors in the following matches.”

China's head coach Lang Ping added, “India’s receiver played well during the match against Thailand in the Championship. So I hoped my player could serve aggressively. I hope we can control the serve efficiency in the future.”

The Asian Women's Qualification Tournament Final (Pool B) will continue in China though October 1, and will determine the last two of the four AVC countries that will take part in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014. China, Korea, Kazakhstan, New Zealand and India are the Pool B teams hoping to secure their spot in next year's tournament, which will see the participation of 24 countries from across five continents. When the two AVE vacancies are filled after the continental qualifiers the total number of qualified countries will stand at seven.

Competition Schedule

September 27

16:00              New Zealand v Korea        0-3 (9-25, 8-25, 10-25)

19:30              India v China            0-3 (7-25, 8-25, 10-25)

September 28

16:00              Korea v Kazakhstan

19:30              China v New Zealand

September 29

16:00              Korea v India

19:30              Kazakhstan v New Zealand

September 30

16:00              New Zealand v India

19:30              Kazakhstan v China

October 1

16:00              India v Kazakhstan

19:30              China v Korea


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