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Quang Nam, Vietnam, May 15, 2018 – Unbeaten BIP sent Almaty packing and Jiangsu thrashed Vietinbank in straight sets in the 12th VTV9 Binh Dien Cup International Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the Tamky Gym to next battle it out for the Pool B top spot on Thursday.

BIP (Bring It Promotions) from the United States, which powered past Vietinbank 3-1 on their opening match on Sunday, continued their invincibility to pull off a comfortable straight-set 25-15 25-20 25-10 victory over Kazakhstan’s Almaty on Tuesday.

Holly Toliver led BIP with 16 points including 13 kills from 19 attempts, while Carlyle Nusbaum and Allison Mayfield assisted 11 points apiece for the Americans’ convincing victory. Regina Danilova bagged 8 points including 4 attacks and 3 blocks for Almaty.

The impressive two wins in a row have ensured BIP a place in the semi-finals despite the fact that they still have one match remaining against Jiangsu on Thursday in a crucial match to decide the Pool B top spot.

Jiangsu also stayed on course for the semi-finals as the Chinese side had already registered two victories in the tournament including the hard-fought 3-2 win over Almaty in their Sunday’s encounter. On Tuesday, Jiangsu struggled in their second match against Vietinbank to win the closely-contested first set 26-24, but revived their fortunes to make a clean sweep in the remaining two sets 25-16 25-15.

Zhou Xinyi charted 11 points including 5 effective blocks and two ace serves for Jiangsu. Xu Ruoya and Wu Han scored 10 points apiece for the Chinese team’s winning, while Luu Thi Hue contributed 11 points for Vietinbank.

With Almaty and Vietinbank yet winning a match, the two unbeaten teams, BIP and Jiangsu, are assured of booking their semi-final tickets. They will challenge each other on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Thailand’s Est Cola, which are trailing in second place in Pool A, are due to take on Fujian in a must-win match. The winning team of the encounter will join VTV Binh Dien in the semi-finals. Hosts VTV Binh Dien and Thong tin LVPB will set up the all-Vietnamese affair in their last preliminary Pool A match on Wednesday.

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