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Manila, Philippines, August 15, 2017 – Iran bucked a slow start to wallop Hong Kong, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-15 and keep their dream of occupying a more decent placing alive at the SMM 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship here.

Coming off a deflating loss to Australia, heavy hitter Mahsa Saberi vent her ire to Hong Kong after unloading 24 points off 18 kills, 4 aces, and 2 blocks at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.

Neda Chamlanian and Soudabeh Bagherpour also came big for Iran as they registered 12 and 11 markers, respectively as the Iranians completely took over after a shaky start.

Yeung Sau Mei scored 11 points in a losing effort for Hong Kong, which has to settle for the 11th-12th classification match.

Iran, meanwhile, now await the winners of Oceania showdown of Australia and New Zealand, which is in play as of press time, to determine what nation will take the 9th place.


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