A strong service game and dominant hitting effort led by Yuki Ishii pushed Japan past South Korea on Wednesday, while an all-around team effort and four double-digit scorers lifted Turkey to a four-set win over Thailand.
Germany put up 17 blocks and used 20-point efforts by Louisa Lippmann and Maren Fromm to edge past homestanding Thailand in five sets on Wednesday.
It was a day of standout scoring efforts in Macau, China, on Thursday with Malwina Smarzek recording a tournament best 38 points for Poland in a 5-set loss to Thailand, and Serbia’s Tijana Boskovic racking up 32 points in 4-set win over China.
Poland continued its blocking prowess, but it was not enough to defeat the No. 3 Serbs, who rested star Tijana Boskovic in a 3-1 win. Blocking and serving helped top-ranked China snap a two-match losing streak with a four-set win over No. 16 Thailand as Li Yingying watched from the bench.
The Netherlands showed why it is one of the world’s hottest team, closing out Week 1 undefeated after routing Russia. Meanwhile, Thai continue its historic success against Argentina, having never lost a single set against the team in international play.
The Russian team continued its struggles
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China and Chinese Taipei were winners in Pool A, while South Korea and Thailand started Pool B on the right foot.
Thailand, the defending men’s and women’s champions, will look to add to its stories legacy in Sunday’s SEA Games finals.
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