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China women's volleyball team loses against Thailand at Nations League

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-06-06 09:45
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China's national women's volleyball team suffer first loss at the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League after losing to Thailand 3-2 in Ankara, Turkey on June 5, 2022. [Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua]

ANKARA -- China's national women's volleyball team lost 3-2 against Thailand in the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) here on Sunday.

Thailand won the first and fourth sets 25-23, 25-23, while China won the second and third sets 25-13, 25-14, sending the match into tie-breaker.

In the fifth set, Thailand edged past China 15-11 for the victory.

Outside hitter Li Yingying registered 28 points, while Thailand's Kokram Pimpichaya also scored 28.

It was China's first loss since the tournament began on May 31.

China started the 2022 VNL campaign on Wednesday with a 3-1 win over the Netherlands, and also beat Turkey 3-1 on Friday before another 3-1 win over Italy on Saturday.

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