The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
Shandong expects a tough match on Sunday with title favorites Inner Mongolia as their next opponent, while Daqing hopes to bounce back in Sunday's encounter with Beijing, another losing side on Thursday. Enditem
To find new faces seems to be much more vital than to beat Dortmund and win this season's fifth title. Enditem
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang bounced back from an opening set loss to defeat Liaoning 3-1 (9-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-20) in the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship here on Monday.
JIANGMEN, China, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Shandong and Jiangsu easily moved past their opponents by 3-0 to advance into the knockout stage of the Chinese Women's Volleyball Championships here on Tuesday.
However, there was also good news.
Seventh seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic is also through after she overcame Jasmine Paolini of Italy 6-3, 6-3.
In the 14th minute, Chongqing striker Feng Jin was knocked down by Shanghai defender Zhang Wei when he tried to make a breakthrough from the left side. Feng was rewarded with a penalty at first, but the referee decided to give Zhang a red card instead after checking the VAR.
Angel's first goal was an overhead kick which was originally ruled out for offside, but reinstated after the referee consulted the VAR.
Henan took the lead at the start before Shandong gradually controlled the pace of the match for a 19-11 advantage. Henan was unable to pick up the offense and lost the first set 25-15.
Malmo cruised past Croatian side, NK Lokomotiva 5-0 at home in the last qualifying round, they have a lot more European experience than the Spanish side (who are making their debut in Europe this campaign) and they are tough to beat at home.