Jiangmen, Guangdong (reporter Xie Chen) Last night, Tianjin Women’s Volleyball Team swept Zhejiang 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22) in the quarter-finals of the 2020 National Women’s Volleyball Championship. The semi-finals will play against the Jiangsu team again.
After six matches in the group stage, the Tianjin team's technical and tactical operations became more fluid. The captain Li Yingying, who had a chance to rest in the last round of the group stage, was also fully fired yesterday. Facing the Zhejiang team led by veteran Li Jing, Tianjin team took the initiative from the beginning of the game. Li Yingying and Wang Yizhu frequently attacked and scored at the fourth position. Wang Yuanyuan and Wang Ning were also attacking. The two stages of blocking played well, coupled with Yang Yi, Mencius spin to protect the first pass and Liu Liwen's defensive defense, as well as the reasonable scheduling of setter Chen Xintong, Tianjin team did not give the opponent any chance throughout the game, and finally won three consecutive games. The game defeated the Zhejiang team and successfully advanced to the semi-finals. Tianjin team coach Wang Baoquan said after the game: "This game is generally considered normal, but there are still some ups and downs. Wang Yizhu's offense is still a bit conservative, but it is still good after timely adjustment."
In the other three quarter-finals that ended yesterday, Shandong team defeated Fujian team 3-0, Jiangsu team swept Sichuan team 3-0, and Shanghai team defeated Liaoning team 3-0.
In tonight’s semi-finals, Tianjin team will meet Jiangsu team, which had lost 2 to 3 in the group stage. Coach Wang Baoquan said bluntly: "The two teams are very familiar with each other. Jiangsu team is also in this lineup in the league. Tacit understanding, the overall strength is also higher than ours. Regardless of the result, we still have to fight our opponents with all our strength and play our own level." Captain Li Yingying also said: "I have copied the video of the group match, I We must prepare for the semi-finals and go all out to attack our opponents."
reporter from this newspaper, photo by Xie Chen