Tianjin to face Supreme Chonburi in Asian Women's Club V'Ball Championship final

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TIANJIN, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Bohai Bank Tianjin advanced into the final of the 2019 Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship after a convincing 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-16) win over Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs from Japan here on Saturday.

The first set saw Tianjin race to an 19-12 lead before the hosts soon achieved their victory 25-19. Hisamitsu Seiyaku Springs failed to seize the opportunities when led 22-19 in the second set, allowing Tianjin fight back with a 7-0 spurt and conclude the set 25-22.

Tianjin controlled the third set as they led all the way from the beginning to 8-7 and 16-10 at the second technical timeout. The Japanese tried to cut the deficit but the host geared up and finished the set 25-16.

Gong Xiangyu scoring a game-high 18 points for Tianjin including 11 spikes and 6 blocks, Li Yingying and Liu Xiaotong added 12 and 11 points respectively.

"We won all the games 3-0 so far as the players did their best in the progress, we will face a more experienced opponent in the final, it will be tough for us." said Tianjin's head coach Chen Youquan.

The finals on Sunday will see Tianjin play against defending champion Supreme Chonburi from Thailand, who proved their power by beating Altay of Kazakhstan 25-23, 25-18, 25-15.

In the 5-8 classification games, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club defeated Binagar of Turkmenistan 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 26-24). 4.25 Sport Club of DPR Korea swept Hong Kong International Volleyball Club 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-12) while TPE of Chinese Taipei saw off Vietnam's VTV Binh Dien Long An 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-17). Enditem

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