FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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China step into quarterfinals with overwhelming victory

China confirmed its condition as one of the pre-tournament favorites with a convincing victory over Chile

Tijuana, Mexico, July 3, 2013 – China stormed past Chile 25-17, 25-20, 25-17 in moving towards the quarterfinals of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship at Baja California High Performance Center in Tijuana on Wednesday.

The overall skills of the Chinese team –serve, block and attack- proved to be too much for the South American side that will play now for the 9-16 qualification round in Mexicali.
The best scorer for China was Tang Chuanhang with 17 points, followed by Zhang Zhejia and Zhu Zhiyuan with 13 and 12 respectively. Xia Runtao contributed nine points.

Chile’s star player Dusan Bonacic, one of the top offensive players of the tournament, was stopped to merely 16 points.

China held a 10-6 advantage in blocking and out-served the Chileans 6-1. In the category of spikes, the winners were overwhelmed the opposition 47-31.

China next play the winner of the match between Brazil and Finland.

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