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Manila, Philippines, August 15, 2017 – Undermanned Korea further flexed their muscle in the SMM 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship quarter-finals Tuesday when they routed Chinese Taipei 25-20, 25-11, 28-26 to remain undefeated and barge into the tournament’s semi-finals.

With Yang Hyojin, who suffered from a minor injury, sitting out the match held at the Alonte Sports Arena, Park Jeongah, Kim Heejin and Kim Suji tallied 38 points to complement skipper Kim Yeon-koung’s 17-point output.

Providing an update on Yang’s condition, the team captain shares: “Her back is not so good. She is trying to do therapy at the hotel. Tomorrow we will see if she can play.”

While this affects the Koreans’ title aspirations, they still managed to prove their superiority over the opponents in attacks, 52-43, and blocks, 8-2.

For Chinese Taipei, only Chang Li-Yun scored in double digits with 12 markers all of which came from kills.

“we have other players who can step up and play her (Yang) position. I just think that in the third set, we wanted to change a little bit the positions and it was the first time we did it so it was confusing. But we won so I’m very happy,” Kim said.

Korea will be facing the winners of today’s last game between hosts Philippines and early favorite Thailand.


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