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China wins over PHL,
extends winning streak

China's Ba'Yi Shenzheng stamped its class over Foton Pilipinas yesterday to boost its title campaign in the Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna.

After pulling off a 16-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-8 victory over Thailand's Bangkok Glass Wednesday, the formidable Chinese team demolished the Foton Tornadoes, 25-16, 25-18, 25-14, to remain unbeaten in five matches.

Liu Yanhan, a 6-foot-2 wing spiker from Liaoning Province, had 16 attacks and three blocks. She was a member of the team which won the gold in the 2013 Women's Under-23 World Championship in Tijuana, Mexico and had stints in the 2015 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and the 2014 Asian Cup in Shenzhen, China.

Chen Yao scored 12 points, including 10 attacks, while Wang Yunlu and Wang Qi finished with 11 points each.

Lindsay Stalzer scored nine points for Foton Pilipinas, which now has a 1-4 win-loss record.

Japan's NEC also rolled to its fifth straight win at the expense of Chinese Taipei's T. Grand, 25-6, 25-23, 25-13.

Sarina Koga, a veteran of the 2013 FIVB Under-23 World Championship in Mexico, led the Red Rockets to victory with 14 attacks. The 5-foot-11 outside hitter from Fukuoka also had two blocks and three service points.

Middle blocker Kana Ono, who played in the 2014 FIVB World Grand Prix, contributed 12 points while Akari Oumi, Nami Sagawa and Sayaka Shinohara chipped in seven points each.

Chiu Ya-Hui scored eight points for Chinese Taipei's T. Grand, which absorbed its fourth straight loss against one win.

Earlier, Hong Kong's Kwai Tsing defeated Malaysia, 23-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-19, to finish 11th place in the tournament.

Cheung Man Lee had 13 attacks and two service points for Hong Kong's first win against three losses. Fung Wang Yan added 14 points, Kwok Pui Yiu and Yau Ching had identical 13 points while Kwok Chun Chi Ginger scored 12 points.

Malaysia, which settled for 12th place, was spearheaded by Low Mei Cing, who had 27 points, including 24 attacks.*PNA


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