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World Grand Prix 2005 - Match Descriptive

Match Descriptive

China beat Thailand 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-18) - duration 1:12
24-Jun, start time: 19:35, end time: 20:47 - Attendance: 7'766
City: Ningbo; Hall : Ningbo Beilun Gym
China sweeps Thailand 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-18)

Olympic and World Cup double champion China swept Thailand 3-0 for its opening victory at the 2005 World Grand Prix women's volleyball tournament Ningbo leg.

The Chinese women had no great difficulties taking the 25-20, 25-15, 25-18 victory.

Facing the lowly Thais, China started with a 7-3 run in the first set and held it to 11-6. Thailand fought back with its tireless defense and quick attack, steadily pulling it back at 14-all. However, China surged away again with an 8-3 burst to make it 22-17 before Yang Hao sealed the set with a smash.

In the second set, the Chinese women dominated from the beginning to the end. They jumped to a 19-10 lead and held on to make it two sets to nil.

Thailand stayed within 21-18 in the third set, but China ran off four straight points from then on to conclude the match. Chu Jinling had a kill to give China its first match point and Ma Yunwen converted it with a solid block.