|Japan beat Việt Nam on May 14 in Group B’s second match in the 2017 Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship. — Photo volleyball.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Japan beat Việt Nam 3-0 in Group B’s second match in the ongoing 2017 Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, on May 14.
Japan played with high speed, forcing the Vietnamese team into a passive position and losing to their rival 12-25 and 15-25 in the first two sets.
In the third set, Thu Hoài helped Việt Nam narrow the gap significantly, but Japan performed better and won 25-21.
On May 13, Việt Nam had crushed Uzbekistan 3-0.
The team will get one day’s rest before competing in the event’s second round with the team that is in second place in Group B.
The tournament will serve as the Asian qualifiers for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U23 World Championship, to be held in Ljubljana and Maribor, Slovenia, with the top two teams qualifying. — VNS