Original title: Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship, the Chinese team broke into the quarterfinals with two wins and two wins
The Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship entered its second day on the 13th. In the second game of Group C at the Funabashi Gymnasium in Chiba County, the Chinese team defeated Uzbekistan in straight games and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Compared with the first match against Kuwait the day before, the Chinese team’s lineup remained unchanged. The team Yangtze River responded with Yu Yuantai and Zhang Jingyin playing the main attack, Li Yongzhen and Peng Shikun playing the secondary attack, and the setter was Yu Yaochen. The Uzbekistan team is the weakest team in the same group. It is ranked outside 130 in the world. The Chinese team did not encounter major problems and won 25:14, 25:18, 25:16.
Throughout the game, Zhang Jingyin scored a game-high 16 points and Jiang Chuan scored 15 points.
In another match of Group C, the Australian team also defeated Kuwait with a total score of 3:0. Both the Chinese team and the Australian team have won two games and advanced to the quarter-finals ahead of schedule. The two teams will start the final group match on the evening of the 14th, and the winner will be the first in the group.
The head coach of the Chinese team Wu Sheng told Xinhua News Agency reporters after the game that compared with the first game, the team played “more stable” that day and the players were more confident on the court. Regarding the match against the Australian team, the strongest opponent in the group, he said: “Our ability to take the initiative to score points needs to be improved. Today’s game is still lacking in this regard.”
However, Wu Sheng said that the team is confident of defeating the Australian team and qualifying as the first in the group. (Reporter Wang Zijiang)