Players of China celebrate during the match against the Netherlands at Volleyball Nations League in Rimini, Italy, June 12, 2021. /Xinhua
Team China denied the Netherlands a late comeback for their second victory in a row at the women's Volleyball Nations League in Rimini, Italy, on Saturday.
Six regular starters joined the Chinese squad after changing the players' list, including super spiker Zhu Ting.
China won three sets to none, 25-12, 25-18, 33-31.
The reigning Olympic champions wrapped up the victory thanks to a tight angle spike from star middle blocker Yuan Xinyue and an error from the opponent side in the dying seconds.
21-year-old Li Yingying scored match-high 19 points, while compatriot Gong Xiangyu bagged 17 points. Nika Daaderop was the Dutch team's top scorer with 11 points.
With this victory, China moved to eighth place from the tenth on the standing, with three matches remaining in this round. They next face the Dominican Republic on Sunday.
(With input from Xinhua News Agency)
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