Zhang leads as China dominate Korea in straight sets


Zhang Changning scored 15 points in China's straight-set win over Korea in the 2017 edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Grand Champions Cup

Nagoya, Japan, September 8, 2017 – Zhang Changning recorded 15 points to lead China in their dominating 3-0 (25-14, 25-4, 25-12) win over Asian rivals Korea in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Nippon Gaishi Hall on Friday.

World Grand Champions Cup - Scores

Zhang made nine attacks, four blocks and an ace to lead China to a very strong performance against Korea, which were led by young players Lee Jaeyeong and Hwang Minkyoung who only had six points apiece. China dominated with 39 spikes, 13 blocks and five aces.

World Grand Champions Cup – Match Statistics by Teams

China are unbeaten in the 2017 edition and they have won six matches in a row for the first time in the competition.

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China outclassed their neighbours Korea in the opening set with a strong 25-14 win, but the Rio 2016 Olympic champions completely dominated with a 15-0 start in the second set. Korea got their first point from a service error by Zhu and could only score three more points before China seized the set.


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