Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 22, 2017 – Chinese Taipei captured their second victory in Pool A of the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship – AVC Qualification Tournament as they staged a 3-0 match against Fiji (25-9, 25-12, 25-10) at the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace on Friday.
Chang Li-Yun led all scorers on the board with 10 points, but Chinese Taipei utilized nearly their entire bench for the straight-sets win.
“By using our bench players, It was a great opportunity for us to adjust and vary our pace,” said Chinese Taipei coach Lin Ming-Hui.
In the first set, Chang Li-Yun and captain Chen Wang-Ting led the charge for Chinese Taipei’s offence. They sent off attacks from setter Hsieh Yi-Chen’s well-orchestrated plays. They also took advantage of their opponents’ defensive formation, as they found unmanned spots to score off both attack and service. Chinese Taipei completed the opening set with three service aces, to finish at 25-9.
In the second set, Chinese Taipei coach Lin summoned his bench players and they delivered. Lee Tzu Ying scored from the flank as Huang Hsin-Yu struck from the middle. Fiji improved their performance as they played along in rallies and delivered with good decisions on attack. However, the Chinese Taipei side possessed
By the third set, Chinese Taipei’s Chang Li-Yun continued to connect while middle blocker Tseng Wan-Ling likewise contributed on attack and serve. Fiji were unable to address their difficulty in passing the ball, as the Chinese Taipei side raced to a 25-10 finish in the final set.
Chinese Taipei led on all fronts with 45 attacks, four blocks and six service aces, with an error count of 11, to take a good advantage in qualifying for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in 2018.
“We have a total of four matches, and the last two will be the most challenging for us. We are always encouraging the players to give their best, especially in our remaining matches,” added Lin.
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