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China beats Japan to win EAG women's volleyball title

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-10-13 06:47

China beats Japan to win EAG women's volleyball title

Chinese players celebrate the victory over Japan in the women's volleyball title at the 6th East Asian Games in Tianjin, Oct 12, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]

TIANJIN - China beat Japan 25-23, 27-25, 25-19 to win the women's volleyballl title at the 6th East Asian Games on Saturday.

"It was an exciting match as both teams played their best match so far in the tournament. Our team is a little better especially at crucial points of the match," said Dong Ruijun, head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team at EAG.

After China won the first set 25-23, the high-spirited Japanese team rallied in the second set and once led the score at 8-2.

"We tried our best to restrain Japan's top spiker and finally won the second set 27-25," Dong said.

And the third set was easier for China as they wrapped the match 25-19.

"Teamwork is our strong point and it really played an important role in this match especially when we were lagging behind," said Chen Xintong, captain of the Chinese team.

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