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China beats South Korea for 3rd straight win in women's Volleyball Nations League

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-07-04 09:43
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Li Yingying (1st R) and Wang Yuanyuan (2nd R) of China block during the FIVB Volleyball Nations League Women's Pool 6 match between China and South Korea in Sofia, Bulgaria, July 3, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

SOFIA, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China's women's volleyball team beat South Korea 3-1 in the last game of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) preliminary phase for their third straight win here on Sunday.

With a 25-13, 19-25, 25-19, 26-24 victory, China registered their eighth win from 12 games in the tournament.

Li Yingying scored 23 points and Gong Xiangyu added 17 for China, while Lee Han-bi had 12 points for South Korea.

China, who secured a place in the upcoming VNL finals after beating the Dominican Republic 3-0 on Friday, now sits fourth in the preliminary phase on 26 points.

South Korea is the only team without a win in the league.

The women's VNL kicked off on May 31. The finals will be held in Ankara, Turkey from July 13 to 17. 

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