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Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, July 14, 2018 – Chinese Taipei’s CMFC succeeded with 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-11 against Sri Lanka’s Lanka Lions in a classification match of the SMM 2018 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship Palace.

The Chinese Taipei side utilized its entire roster in Saturday’s encounter at the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace, as every hitter managed to contribute to the score charts.

CMFC captain Wei-Hua Wu said “I am happy that my other teammates played today. They did a great job inside the court.”

CMFC established better skill and technique against their opponents, storming into a 10-point lead (16-6) at the first technical time-out. Mei-Cing Low provided good coverage at the middle, while Tzu-Ya Chen and WH Wu attacked from the wing. Apart from a good offensive plan, they played with good defensive composure which made them ready to stage their counter-attacks. Lanka Lions gained their points from Thilini Perera and Chathurika Ranasingha, but proved insufficient against a team with more offensive options. The Chinese Taipei club won the first set, 25-12.

By the next set, the Sri Lanka club was still unable to find the right tempo. They could not set up their plays, and could not pots good floor defense. CMFC coach Shu-Han Tsai had good motivation to suit up her bench players, and they delivered well. Yi-Ching Lo and Man-Ya Huang made good minutes on court and scored from their attacks. The Chinese Taipei club took the second set at 25-12.

In the third set, CMFC retained its substitutes on the floor. Li-Wen Chang delivered unchallenged swings from the right side, which helped gain 8-2 at the first TTO. The team was still prone to errors but persisted with better execution of offense as compared to their opponents. With a sizable 16-8 lead by the second TTO, CMFC built their good momentum, as they led on all scoring fronts. The Chinese Taipei side won the final set at 25-11.

WH Wu added “I think our next match will be against Japan. Of course, they are a very good team. It was exactly the plan of our coach to use the other players so everyone will be ready to play well against Japan.”