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Sri Lanka taste their first loss in 10th Asian Youth Boys U18 Volleyball Championship

 
NO. 8 OF IRAN EINISAMAREIN TAYEB IN ACTION OF QUICK ATTACK
 
 Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 10, 2014 – Sri Lanka suffered their first loss as they were defeated by China, the second-ranked team from Pool C, on the first day of the Classification Round day at the 10th Asian Youth Boys U18 Volleyball Championship. 

China 3-0 Sri Lanka (25-19, 25-21, 25-23) 
Sri Lanka and China played a very close game in the beginning of the first set. With a big advantage in height, China went into a 19-11 lead maintained their superiority in blocks and spikes, finishing the set with a powerful spike from No. 15, Li Yize. In the beginning of the second set, both teams made a lot of errors in services and gave points to the other side. Sri Lanka’s mistake in positioning gave China a lucky point to 21-17 and China took the set. China’s serviing machine, No. 7 Jiang Zhengyang, continued scoring with serve points and forced Sri Lanka to call a timeout at 3-6 at the beginning of the third set. Two positional faults from China helped Sri Lanka catch up to 18-18 but China kept scoring with quick attacks to 23-21. A serve point from No. 15 Li Yize brought China three match points. Sri Lanka saved two, but No. 3 of China, Hu Jianwei, finished the game with a powerful spike. 

Saudi Arabia 3-0 Maldives (25-17, 25-11, 25-11) 
Saudi Arabia spent 65 minutes finishing this game through better athletic ability and skills. Maldives was able to score 17 points in the first set by their hard fighting but in the last two sets Saudi Arabia made less errors and allowed them only 22 points in total. 

Hong Kong 2-3 Kazakhstan (25-20, 14-25, 24-26, 27-25, 11-15) 
In the first set, the setter of Kazakhstan made a lot of errors in organizing the attacks and Hong Kong took the advantage and finished the set with 25-20. Kazakhstan woke up in the second set. Spiker Alexandr Suleimanov, stood out and Kazakhstan made a 10-2 run to finish the set. Hong Kong started the third set with 8-5 at the first technical timeout. Suleimanov took Kazakhstan to 14-11 but Hong Kong evened the score at 17-17 and later 24-24 before Kazakhstan finished the set at 26-24. The fourth set was also very long. Kazakhstan evened the score to 25-25, but this time Hong Kong was able to finish the set. Hong Kong captain Gerald Leung was injured in the final set at 10-12 and Hong Kong could not hold on.

Chinese Taipei 3-1 Australia (21-25, 25-13, 25-15, 25-11) 
In the beginning of the first set, Australia made an 8-4 lead with their advantage in height before Chinese Taipei responded with their quick game and evened the score at 20-20. Australia made a 5-1 run to finish the set with 25-21. No. 15 of Taipei, Jan Min Han, scored four points on two blocks and two spikes, making their lead 8-4 at the first technical timeout in the second set. Chinese Taipei dominated and finished the set 12 points ahead. 
In the third set, Chinese Taipei led 8-5 through attacks on the left side and widened their advantage to 16-9 at the second technical timeout. Australia’s reception was destroyed by Chinese Taipei’s services and could not organize any effective attacks. Chinese Taipei started the fourth set 8-3 and continued scoring to 13-3. Australia came back to 15-7 on three errors but their opponents went on a 7-0 run and closed out the match.
 
Iran 3-0 Korea (25-22, 25-23, 25-18) 
Korea led 10-6 at the beginning of the first set benefiting from Iran’s errors in services and attacks. Iran got familiar with Korea’s organization and came back to lead 14-12, forcing Korea to take a timeout. After the timeout Korea scored 2 points to even the score but Iran scored five points in succession to 19-14 and maintained that margin to the end. Iran started the second set 4-0 and kept the advantage until 20-16, after which Korea scored three points in a row on two spikes and an error from Iran. But the Iranians held on to take the set. Iran moved from 8-5 to 14-7 and despite some resistance from Korea, held on to their advantage to the end.
 
Japan 3-1 India (26-28, 25-22, 25-20, 25-17) 
The first set was very close. India made the best use of their height but Japan did better in defence and in combinations. Neither team was able to get more than two points ahead until an error by Japan’s setter gave India the win. The early part of the second set was also close but Japan eased ahead at 18-13. India’s blocks closed the gap to 19-20 but Japan dug in to take the set. Japan made an 8-5 lead at the first technical timeout and were 16-12 up at the second TTO. India’s advantage in height again came into play and the score difference was reduced to 19-21 by a block and a spike from No. 17 Raison Benet Rebello, forcing Japan to call a timeout. Japan got recharged from the timeout and made a 4-1 run to finish the set at 25-20. India started with a 9-8 lead in the fourth but Japan scored five points in a row to lead 13-9. India lost their focus and lost the set and the match.


Results
Saudi Arabia 3-0 Maldives (25-17, 25-11, 25-11) 
Hong Kong 2-3 Kazakhstan (25-20, 14-25, 24-26, 27-25, 15-11) 
China 3-0 Sri Lanka (25-19, 25-21, 25-23) 
Chinese Taipei 3-1 Australia (21-25, 25-13, 25-15, 25-11) 
Iran 3-0 Korea (25-22, 25-23, 25-18) 
Japan 3-1 India (26-28, 25-22, 25-20, 25-17) 




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