Tianjin, China, May 3, 2019 – Reigning champions Supreme Chonburi cruised into the semi-finals of the 2019 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship at the Wuqing Sports Centre after a comfortable 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-10) win over Hong Kong International VC in the third quarter-final encounter on Friday.
Against winless the Hong Kong China side, Supreme Chonburi, hoping to make a hat trick in this topflight tournament, took the match seriously as if they brought their underdog rivals to school with new lesson and at the same time sharpened their skills ahead of their tougher match in the semi-finals. Key players including Pleumjit Thinkaow and Indonesian Aprilia Santini Manganang played only one set and were kept on the bench for the rest of the match.
On the other side, Hong Kong International VC’s amateur players showed their fighting attitude and played their utmost to gain each point. However, due to a wide gap on strength, power and experience, they had no answer to the Thai side’s mighty attacks and exceptional tactics to go down in the three-set battle within one hour.
“I am not good enough in details. I misplaced some balls, so my teammates needed to adjust more to cooperate with me. Anyway, our combination has been getting better and better, especially in the competition against Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs. Altay VC are a tall team, but we will unite as one to match them tactically and technically,” said Wang Na, Chinese aid of Supreme Chonburi.
Following the loss, Hong Kong International VC will next challenge DPR Korea’s 4.25 Sport Club in the 5th-8th playoff, while Supreme Chonburi will go up against the much taller Altay of Kazakhstan in the semi-finals.
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