Hosts Vietnam labour to final berth at women's volleyball tourney

Friday, 2018-08-10 10:15:05
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The Vietnamese national women's volleyball team (in yellow) came from behind to beat the Sichuan club from China 3-2 in the semifinal on August 9. (Photo: VTV)
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NDO - The Vietnamese national women's volleyball team came from behind to beat Sichuan club from China 3-2 in five tense sets to qualify for the final of the ongoing international women's volleyball tournament - Vietnam Television (VTV) Cup 2018.

Although the home team was marginally better in terms of form coming into the match, the Sichuan club brought good “weapons”, displaying very strong attacks in the semi-final in the central province of Ha Tinh yesterday.

After Linh Chi played impressively to earn Vietnam the first set win at 25-18, Sichuan responded in set 2 and continuously forced the Vietnamese players to make mistakes. The Chinese team won the next two sets with scores of 27-25 and 25-23, respectively.

The fourth set was intense as the Vietnamese team created the first advantage points but their Chinese rivals strengthened their efforts to narrow the gap. It was only when Sichuan made a mistake that the home team narrowly won set 4 with a score of 25-23.

In the final set, duo Linh Chi and Thanh Thuy exploded with consecutive coordination to lead Vietnam to the final win at a score of 15-11.

Winning the game sends Vietnam to the final on August 11, where they will face the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as the former defeated the Altay club from Kazakhstan 3-1 in another semifinal on Thursday.

Surviving the tough game, Vietnam will face the team from Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the final on Saturday. (Photo: VTV)