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Tianjin celebrate their win over Yunnan
Bangkok, Thailand, November 28, 2020 – Shanghai, playing without their foreign players, beat Henan 3-1 to secure the second place in the Chinese Women’s Volleyball League in Jiangmen on Friday, xinhuanet.com reported.
After taking the hard-fought first two sets, Shanghai lost their strong attacks, allowing Henan to lead 11-4 at the beginning of the third set. Although Shanghai saved three set points, they ultimately suffered a bitter loss in the third. Thanks to Zhong Hui’s devastating spikes, Shanghai smashed Henan 25-15 for the win in the fourth set and the match.
Without Jordan Larson and Louisa Lippmann, Shanghai’s spiker Zhong Hui scored a match-high 29 points with Zhang Lei adding 17, while Zhai Siqi and Cai Xiaoqing scored 17 and 16 for Henan respectively.
Meanwhile, Tianjin outclassed Yunnan 3-0, spiker Wang Yizhu scored 27 points and Li Yingying added 16 as Tianjin enjoyed 10 straight wins in the second stage and the top place in the standings.
In other matches, Liaoning defeated Sichuan 3-1 (25-7, 25-21, 22-25, 25-16), Fujian overcame Jiangsu 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 27-25), Shandong defeated Guangdong 3-1 (25-22, 25-15, 18-25, 25-19), and Beijing overwhelmed Zhejiang 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-20).
The first two stages ended after Friday’s matches, with the top eight teams entering the third stage to fight for the championship.
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