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The Chinese Women’s Volleyball team took down Belgium in three straight sets, 25-19, 25-22, 25-14, in the second week of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Gong Xiangyu dominated Belgium as she was able to record 19 points in the game, where 10 of it came only in the second set, to rule the one-hour match.
It was a crucial second set, when Belgium tied the score at 22-all. But outside hitter Jin Ye took the lead back, as Gong unloaded two consecutive hits to take the advantage and win the set.
Gong, a 25-year-old opposite spiker of the Chinese Team, successfully performed 16 out of 23 spiking attempts with three kill blocks.
China made a huge comeback after losing to Thailand in five thrilling sets during the week 1 of the league.
Collective efforts were also made by other Chinese players, as Li Yingying recorded nine points, while Jin and Wang Yuanyuan made an identical 8 markers.
The team is currently ranked ath the number 2 spot with a 4-1 record, while defending champions USA is at the number three spot.
Contributed by John Leeroy Hodges