China Sweep Turkey in Women's Volleyball Nations League

June 13, 2019  Editor: Ling Xiao
Zhu Ting (L) of China spikes the ball during the 2019 FIVB women's volleyball nations league between China and Turkey, in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, June 12, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

China swept leaders Turkey at the FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League here on Wednesday, extending their winning streak to nine games.
 
Gong Xiangyu scored a team-high 14 points while Li Yingying had 13 points for China. Ismailoglu Meliha and Karakur Ebrar scored 15 points each for Turkey.
 
Gong scored eight points to gift China a 16-11 lead in the first set. Turkey bounced back to take the lead, reaching the set point at 24-23. Zhu Ting scored twice with her symbolic skill to help China to win the first set 26-24.
Li Yingying of China spikes the ball during the 2019 FIVB women's volleyball nations league between China and Turkey, in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, June 12, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Gong continued to impress the home crowd in the second set, lifting China to a 19-13 lead. The home side cruised to win the second set 25-19 and led the match 2-0.
 
Turkey led 8-4 into the technical timeout in the third set. Yan Ni and Zhang Changning led China to a 6-0 spurt and turned the set all around. Li Yingying scored the final two points to seal the win for China at 25-21.
 
In an earlier match, the United States came back to win over Poland 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-11), ending their two-match losing streak.
 
China will next meet the United States while Turkey will face Poland on Thursday.
Lang Ping (R), head coach of China, talks with Li Yingying during the 2019 FIVB women's volleyball nations league between China and Turkey, in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, June 12, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

Lang Ping (R), head coach of China, talks with Li Yingying during the 2019 FIVB women's volleyball nations league between China and Turkey, in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, June 12, 2019. [Xinhua]

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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