Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, May 31, 2017 – Thailand’s Supreme VC captured the crown of the SMM 2017 Asian Women’s Club Samruk Kazyna Volleyball Championship by beating Japan’s Hisamitsu Springs, 3-1 (25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 25-13) at the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace on Wednesday.
Supreme VC employed a game plan that utilised their quick middle attacks and their primary hitters Fatou Diouck (23 points) and Chatchu-on Moksri (17 points).
China’s Tianjin Bohai Bank bagged the bronze medal by winning 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-20) against Kazakhstan’s Altay VC. Middle blocker Zhang Xiaoting scored 20 points, with captain Chen Liyi scoring another 18 points. Altay VC’s hitter Yunieska Robles bested all scorers in the match with 28 points.
Chinese Taipei’s Taiwan Power defeated Iran’s Sarmayeh Bank 3-1 (25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 25-12) to earn the fifth place in the competition. The Chinese Taipei side employed a strong game for their middle attackers. Tseng Wan-Ling charted 23 points, the highest amongst all scorers, while Huang Chen-Yu scored another 14 markers.
Vietin Bank from Vietnam took the seventh place with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-15) win against the Philippines’ Rebisco-PSL. Pham Thi Kim Hue and Le Thanh Thuy gave a powerful performance at the middle, and demonstrated a more cohesive offence for the Vietnamese side.
As Asian champions, Thailand’s Supreme VC have earned a slot to compete in the 2018 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship.
1. Supreme VC (THA)
2. Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs (JPN)
3. Tianjin Bohai Bank (CHN)
4. Altay VC (KAZ)
5. Taiwan Power (TPE)
6. Sarmayeh Bank (IRI)
7. Vietin Bank (VIE)
8. Rebisco-PSL (PHI)
Best Setter: Di Yao of Tianjin Bohai Bank (CHN)
Best Outside Hitter: Chatchu-on Mosksri of Supreme VC (THA)
Second Best Outside Hitter: Inna Matveyeva of Altay VC (KAZ)
Best Middle Blocker: Pleumjit Thinkaow of Supreme VC (THA)
Second Best Middle Blocker: Kristina Anikonova of Altay VC (KAZ)
Best Libero: Mana Toe of Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs (JPN)
Best Opposite: Akane Ukishima of Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs (JPN)
Most Valuable Player: Fatou Diouck of Supreme VC (THA)
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