Vietnam’s Sport Center secured an impressive victory over Japan’s Hisamitsu Springs on Thursday, prevailing 3-1 in the 2023 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship. This win brings them a step closer to the semifinals of the tournament.
Sport Center I, powered by the Vietnamese national volleyball team, finished the match in four sets thanks to the X-factor of Ly Thi Luyen and an impressive performance by captain Tran Thi Thanh Thuy.
They claimed the first set at 25-20, but coach Nguyen Tuan Kiet’s adjustments in the second fell short and allowed the Japanese side to make a strong comeback and win the set at 17-25.
Spectators at the Vinh Phuc indoor stadium in the eponymous northern Vietnamese province were treated to an exciting point race in the third set before the home team emerged victorious at 25-21.
The 2-1 lead gave Sport Center I the momentum to topple Hisamitsu Springs 25-15 in the fourth and final set.
With their 3-1 victory, Sport Center I now has a 2-0 win-loss record, while Hisamitsu Springs has a 0-2 record.
Sport Center I now leads their group with five points, followed closely by Taiwan’s King Whale Taipei with two points, and Iran’s Paykan and Hisamitsu Springs with one point each.
This ranking indicates that the Vietnamese representative is almost certain to advance to the semifinals, as they only have one match against King Whale Taipei on Saturday left to play.
It will be held from September 15 to 20, 2023 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The 2023 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship is the 23rd edition of the prestigious annual international women’s club volleyball tournament, organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation and the Volleyball Federation of Vietnam. Set to take place from September 15th to 20th, 2023 in Hanoi, Vietnam, this edition of the tournament will bring together the best teams from the continent competing for the title of Asian champions.
Nine teams from across the world have gathered to compete in the round-robin tournament in Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam. Participating teams include Vietnam, Iran, Japan, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, China, Mongolia, and Hong Kong. The tournament will take place from Tuesday to May 2.
The winner of the tournament will qualify for the 2023 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship, which is scheduled to take place from December 11 to 17 in China.