Lima, Peru, August 14, 2015 – China handed Russia an astonishing defeat in straight sets 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) in their quarterfinals match at the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship on Friday at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum of Lima.
The Chinese side played text-book volleyball and took only 70 minutes to dispatch the European champions while committing just eight errors during the lopsided contest.
Li Yingying and Wu Han were the main offensive players for China each with 15 points. Russia’s Maria Vorobyeva finished with 11 points in the loss.
China outscored Russia in attacks 36-31, blocks 6-5 and aces 8-5. Russia gave away 25 points via errors.
The first set was lopsided since the very beginning as China jumped to a 5-0 lead behind the strong spikes of Li Yingying. The Asian team was in front 16-6 at the second pause and expanded to 20-9 with a monster shot by Wu Han. China won 25-14 in 23 minutes.
China led 8-4 in the second set with the furious attack by Li and kept the four-point advantage at the second technical time-out 16-12. Russia continued with sloppy plays and China continued pounding taking the set 25-16.
Russia took an 8-7 lead in the third set but it was China again in front 16-11 at the second pause with Wu firing rockets. China won 25-19.