FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Led by Ting Zhu, China won the Asian clash with Japan

China Ting Zhu's great performance, 24 points in 3 sets

Brno, Czech Republic, June 23, 2013 – The all-Asian match on Sunday at Kajot arena was the World Championship’s second win for China, despite all the efforts of Japan (0-3: 20-25, 18-25, 22-25). These two teams now lead together the provisional standings of Pool B, on a resting day for the pool's third protagonist, Serbia.

After a good start for Japan, China settled to take the lead 6-5. The Japanese struggled to break through the perfect defense of their opponents and to stop an amazing Ting Zhu (11 points in the first set).

China dominated the second set, starting from a 6-2 lead. Japan came closer only when they reached their 15th point (17-15), to eventually lose the set 25-18.
The third set was balanced, with both teams fighting for every ball: the teamwork of Japan was able to get the provisional lead 11-13. The two setters, Xintong Chen and Ayaka Hosokawa, loaded their weapons at their best. However China showed much more experience and determination to win the set, especially with Zhu Ting who achieved to score 24 points in only 3 sets, with 4 blocks, 1 ace and a 19/37 kills in attack.


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