China’s Tianjin beat Turkey’s Altay in Asian Women’s Club Volleyball
China's Tianjin Bohai Bank overcame Kazakhstan's Altay VC in three sets at home to maintain their unbeaten run in pool A of this year's Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship on Tuesday. The Chinese side's 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 win placed them well on course for a pool-topping finish.
Earlier, in the first set the visitors went 3 points to the good, thanks to a spike from Kristina Anikonova.
The home side, however, came back into the frame with a block from Li Yingying.
The outside setter continued the fine form as her side eventually went in front before winning the set, 25-21 through Chen Boya.
In the second, a spike from Dinara Oryntayeva made it a one point frame. But the home side jumped into a 15-12 lead after plays from Cui Haixuan and Chen once again.
Silvija Popovic then fired long as Tianjin looked to go two up before Tatyan Fendrikova hit out of bounds.
Subsequently, at set points Han Yuan rose highest to make the contest 2-0 with a 25-18 win.
In the third, Cui's block went beyond the white line to make the set all square at 22-22.
But the gritty Chinese team claimed the next point after a smash from Li and that was followed by a tip-over from Liu Xiaonan to give them match point.
Eventually, a 25-22 set win and 3-0 victory overall was sealed when Atlay's Fendrikova could only find the net.