China bounce back to beat Bulgaria in men's nations league
Wen Shunshun
China defeated Bulgaria 3-0 at the men's Volleyball Nations League in Ningbo on Friday. 
After three defeats in Serbia in the first week of competition, China will have rejuvenated confidence after this win in the second week.
In the first set Jiang Chuan, who finished with a game-high 16 points, spiked to give China the lead.
Liu Libin then blocked Nikolay Uchikov. The block from the 24-year-old put his team three points in front. 
Bulgaria came back to take a slender one-point lead but Liu got one of his five blocks as the score was tied at 20. 
With the frame tightly poised at 25-24, Dai Qingyao got the winner and one of his 9 points for the match as China went one up. 
They won the second 25-20 and then the third 25-17 to complete a straight-sets victory and picked up a first win of the year. France is next for the PRC late today. Bulgaria will have Poland on Sunday.
The top 15 teams will advance to the finals.