Beijing, November 16, 2022 – Shanghai beat Jiangsu 23-25, 25-19, 25-16, 21-25, 16-14 in a five-set thriller on Wednesday to remain as the only unbeaten team in Group B of the 2022-23 Chinese Women’s Volleyball Super League.
Wing spiker Zhong Hui got a game-high 27 points and Samantha Bricio contributed 21 for Shanghai, while Jiangsu spiker Tang Xin pocketed 24 points. Jiangsu’s five-game winning streak going into the season came to a halt.
In the group’s last match of the first stop, Shanghai claimed their sixth straight win and went atop the group with 16 points, while Jiangsu stood second with 16 points due to an inferior win-loss record.
Also on Wednesday, Guangdong edged Henan 25-14, 21-25, 26-24, 20-25, 15-6, and Fujian eased past Hebei 25-12, 25-12, 25-17.
Group A matches scheduled to be played in Jiangmen, south China’s Guangdong Province were postponed to December due to COVID-19 concerns.
Teams will be re-divided into Group C and D in the second stop, and Group E and F in the third, with top eight teams after three stops to advance into the second phase.
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