FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Perfect pass for China, 5-0 record and secured semis

Jie Yang and Xiaoya Zhang China in a blocking play against Kenya's Eglay Kulova. The Chinese finished 11-4 in kills against the Africans.

Mexicali, Mexico, October 9, 2013 - China finished the first round of FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship with a perfect 5-0 record after beating Kenya 3-0 (25-16, 25-6, 25-14).

China closed atop of Pool B and will play semifinals in Tijuana. The team coached by Xu Jiande had opposite Qi Wang as their best scorer with 11 points (7 in spikes and 4 aces) but also distributed their game with Zhou Yang (9 points) as well as  with Xinwei Yu and Jie Yang with 8 points apiece.

Kenyan captain Gaudencia Makohka scored 7 points, while Violet Makuto and Valentine Jepkoech finished each one with 5. 

China’s service and block were imposed over the African squad that already finished their participation at this tournament. 

The Chinese aced 9 times against only 3 by Kenya and had also a final advantage of 11-4 in block kills.

Next match for China will be at the Baja California High Performance Center in Tijuana. Semifinals are scheduled on Friday.

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