Zhejiang Women's Volleyball Club finished in seventh place after beating Supreme Chonburi 3-1 in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship
Shaoxing, China, December 9, 2018 – Liu Yanhan and Yang Hanyu had 20 points apiece as Zhejiang Women's Volleyball Club recorded their second win for a seventh place finish in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship.
Zhejiang defeated Supreme 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-13, 25-19) with the help of Liu, who had 20 solid kills, and Yang, who dazzled with 11 spikes and eight stuff blocks. Ren Kaiyi and Zhu Yuezhou added 10 points each to contribute to the victory.
Supreme's Pleumjit Thinkaow and Wilavan Apinyapong made 22 and 17 points, respectively, in the losing effort.
Zhejiang depended on the offence of three players - Yang, Liu and Ren, while Supreme relied on Pleumjit and Wilavan to lead them in the opening set. The three Chinese players had solid performances, keeping their team's lead intact throughout the set. By the time Supreme made a late run, the home team had already established enough edge to secure the set 25-22.
Supreme levelled the match with a victory in the second set 25-20 by responding with a lot of quickness in their attacks, leaving the Zhejiang defence with a struggle. Supreme led by as many as six points in the beginning and kept a consistent pace until the end of the set.
After the deadlock of 5-all, Zhejiang amassed a huge 12-5 lead from Yang's tough net defence and Liu's strong kills. The consistent plays of the home team prompted an easy finish 25-13.
Zhejiang had a 13-9 lead in the fourth set that ballooned to an 18-11 edge as Liu and Yang continued to deliver the points on the attack and block. Ren closed the match for Zhejiang with an attack from the left flank to finish seventh.