Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, May 26, 2017 –Thailand’s Supreme VC stunned the home crowd at the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace as they slid past Kazakhstan’s Altay VC in the tie-break (25-21, 25-19, 17-25, 21-25, 15-9) in Group A of the SMM 2017 Asian Women’s Club Samruk Kazyna Volleyball Championship.
The Friday’s main event saw Chatchu-on Moksri as Supreme VC’s fearless hitter, scoring 24 points against the Kazakhstan-based club and the crowd. Fatou Diouck delivered another 18 markers and helped secure the second win for Supreme VC.
Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs likewise secured another victory to remain unbeaten in Group B. The Japanese club clinched a 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 14-25, 25-18) win against China’s Tianjin Bohai Bank.
Japan’s Yuka Imamura scored a total off 19 attacks, two blocks and an ace, and mostly braved the challenge of the Chinese blockers.
Earlier, Vietnam’s Vietin Bank beat the Philippines’ Rebisco-PSL 3-1 (25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 25-14) to pick up their first win in Group B of the competition. Dinh Thu Thuy was unstoppable with 24 attacks. Pham Thi Kim Hue, Le Thanh Thuy and Doan Thi Xuan all contributed double-digit markers for the Vietnamese side.
Iran’s Sarmayeh Bank likewise celebrated their first win with a 3-1 (18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-22) match against Chinese Taipei’s Taiwan Power in Group A. Farnoosh Sheikhi connected with 17 attacks, two blocks and three service aces, to deliver the points at the most crucial moments. Taiwan Power’s Tzu-Ying Lee led the Chinese Taipei side with 18 points.
The preliminary round continues on Saturday, May 27, with Rebisco-PSL playing against Tianjin Bohai Bank at 11:30 local time. Supreme VC will face Taiwan Power at 14:00, followed by Vietin Bank and Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs at 16:30. The final match on Saturday will see Altay VC play against Sarmayeh Bank at 19:00.
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