Liu’s 34 points propel Zhejiang to five-set win over Volero


Liu Yanhan scored 34 points to help Zhejiang Women's Volleyball Club earn their first ever win in the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship

Shaoxing, China, December 7, 2018 – Liu Yanhan boosted Zhejiang Women’s Volleyball Club’s 3-2 (16-25, 25-19, 19-25, 26-24, 16-14) win over Volero Le Cannet in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship on Friday.

Liu delighted the home fans with a prolific night in recording 26 spikes, six blocks and two service aces, guiding her team to its first victory in the tournament. Her teammates Yang Hanyu and Ren Kaiyi had 17 and 15 points, respectively.

Volero had notable performances from four players who all scored in double figures. Gergana Dimitrova led the team with 18 points, Angelina Lazarenko with 17 points, and Ana Bjelica and Laura Unternahrer each had 15 markers.

Liu Yanhan and Yang Hanyu made big contributions to the 3-2 win of Zhejiang Women’s Volleyball Club in the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship.

Unternahrer and Bjelica made their trips to the service line worthwhile, combining for six aces in the first set, which intimidated their opponent's defenders. The home team also had limited options in offence, as Liu was the lone player scoring consistently. Volero easily took the first set at 25-16.

Liu commanded the attacks and Yang reinforced net defence of Zhejiang, enabling them to run their plays with confidence. Liu kept the crowd on their feet as she helped the team take the win in the second set 25-19.

Volero bounced back with a 25-19 win in the third set, while Zhejiang fought for a match extension with a tight 26-24 finish in the fourth set. By the fifth set, most balls were given to Liu and she responded positively with strong attacks and aces that gave the home team the lead. Volero levelled the score at 14-all, until their last two attacks went out of bounds, giving away set and match to the home team 16-14.

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