2010 Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship

  • Gresik
    City, Indonesia, June 26, 2010 –
    Zobahan of Iran,
    PR Korea, Thailand's Federbrau and
    Kazakhstan's Zhetyssu emerged victorious in their respective pools on
    the opening day of the 2010 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship
    in Gresik City, Indonesia on Saturday.

    The nine-day tournament from June
    26 to July 4 draws ten club teams who are divided into two pools. The
    club teams from Indonesia, Iran��Japan, Chinese Taipei and PRK are
    competing in Pool A while those from Vietnam, Thailand, China,
    Kazakhstan and Korea play each other in Pool B.

    The winners of the tournament
    will progress to the FIVB Club World Championships in Doha, Qatar from
    December 14-21, joining Italy’s Bergamo and Prisons Kenya who have
    already qualified.

    Pool A

    Home side Petrokimia Gresik succumbed to an opening day loss to Zobahan
    of Iran in straight sets (25-22, 25-20, 25-12).

    The Indonesians started strong by relying on the steady service of
    captain Maya Puspita Widiastuty and the commendable reception efforts of
    libero Yulis Indahyani. However, inconsistent offensive plays took its
    toll on the Indonesians allowing Iran to slowly build up their momentum.

    From lacklustre defense early on in the opening set, the Iranians were
    able to overcome their Indonesian counterparts by playing more
    aggressively at the net. Zobahan’s Tatiana Alvez Dossantos topped the
    scores with 19 points as with Zahra L.Vahedi and captain Viktoria Brice
    also helping out the Iranian cause.

    Sharif Zadeh Molouk, head coach ofZobahan said “We need more practice and we
    also need to gain more experience. This is only the second time that
    the team is participating in an international competition.”

    Laiyan Viktor, head coach of
    Petrokimia Gresik said that “Iran performed well, because they have good players.

    They also have a good libero.”

    The closing match for Pool A

    was a five-set thriller between Chinese Taipei and the People’s Republic
    of Korea, with the latter prevailing (25-16, 21-25, 17-25, 25-23,15-7).

    The People’s Republic of Korea displayed their on-court brilliance in
    the opening set, with Jong Jin Sim and Kim Yong Mi showing off their
    unwielding attacks. Chinese Taipei fought back with its own offensive
    armoury from captain Teng Yen Min and Tsai Yin Feng, who boldly
    challenged the opponent’s blockers. Chinese Taipei prevailed in the
    second and third sets but were edged out by their counterparts’ varied
    offensive moves in the fourth set. In the decider, Chinese Taipei could
    not maintain their momentum as they suffered dearly from misfired
    attacks. The People’s Republic of Korea showed better mastery of their
    endgame and clinched the match.

    Pool B

    Federbrau of Thailand defeated its Pool B counterparts KT&G Ariels
    of Korea in four sets (25-12, 20-25, 25-23, 25-17). The Thais
    capitalized on a variety of offensive options, with setter Nootsara
    Tomkom distributing her plays to almost everyone on the team. Onuma
    Sittirak and captain Wilawan Apinyapong proved to be too much of a
    burden for the Korean team, as they combined for a total of 32 points.
    Not even the gallant scoring efforts of Korea’s Lee Jung Ok and Lee Yeon
    Joo, with 13 points and 12 points respectively, were enough to surmount
    Thailand’s on court composure.

    In the other Pool B match, Kazakhstan’s Zhetyssu overcame China’s
    Tianjin Bridgestone in 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22). The Kazakhs
    came out strong as they displayed sheer offensive power with their
    attacks at net. Their easy first set win was soon threatened as the
    Chinese team tapped its blockers Mi Yang and Li Ying to set up an
    impenetrable stance at the net. This defensive reinforcement, combined
    with Yin Na and Zhang Xiaoting’s scoring contribution paid off for China
    as they were able to steal the third set away from Kazakhstan. By the
    final set Tianjin could no longer handle the fiery attacks of Olga
    Drobyshevskaya and Olessya Arslanova and the match closed with a Kazakh

    Day one results:

    Pool A:

    Zobahan (IRI) bt Petrokimia Gresik (INA) 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-12)

    Woman Volleyball Team (PRK) bt Chinese Taipei (TPE) 3-2 (25-16, 21-25, 17-25, 25-23,15-7)

    Pool B:

    Federbrau (THA) bt KT&G Ariels (KOR) 3-1 (25-12, 20-25, 25-23, 25-17)

    Zhetyssu (KAZ) bt Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN) 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22).

    Prediction Game:

    Gold Medals - 14

    Silver Medals - 12

    Bronze Medals - 9

    Overall: 35


    Edited once, last by Bartek ().

  • Gresik City, East Java, Indonesia, 27 June 2010 – Japan and Chinese
    Taipei triumphed over their Pool A opponents, while Kazakhstan and
    Thailand sustained back-to-back wins in Pool B at the 2010 Asian Women’s
    Club Volleyball Championship at the Tri Dharma Gymnasium Sunday.
    The match between Japan’s JT Marvelous and People’s Republic of Korea
    was highlighted by numerous long rallies, depicting both teams’
    commendable hustle for the ball. But it was the Japanese who prevailed
    at the end of the match with a 3-0 win, 25-23, 25-14, 25-14. The first
    set was marked by the miscues on the Japanese court, which gave People’s
    Republic of Korea the lead at most times. Japan tried to regain its
    composure by anchoring its plays on captain Maiko Sakashita, who fired
    from both sides of the court. Jong Jin Sim contributed to the team’s
    scoring efforts but People’s Republic of Korea could no longer stop the
    momentum of the Japanese by the end of the first set. The succeeding
    sets also provided a brilliant exchange of attacks, but Japan proved to
    be more tenacious in their offense, specially with Ai Inden’s total
    contribution of 16 points.

    "In the first set, the team hesitated a lot about
    their game, but in the second set, they were already relieved and
    confident to win the match.” Japanese coach Ishihara
    Akihisa said after the match. He believed that
    “Iran, Indonesia, and Chinese Taipei all have a
    big chance to be the winner in this competition and they are hard to
    beat. But we will still be optimistic for the coming games.”

    In the succeeding match, Chinese Taipei vindicated itself from its
    previous 5-set loss, and conquered Zobahan of Iran in straight sets,
    25-23, 25-11, 25-13. The opener was closely fought, with both teams
    proving their offensive mettle. Chen Wan Ting and captain Teng Yen Min
    took the lead in the attacking department for Chinese Taipei, but crowd
    favorite Tatiana Alvez Dossantos also did scoring wonders for the
    Iranians. Chinese Taipei took better control of their plays and escaped
    with a narrow lead at the end of the first set. By the second set,
    captain Viktoria Brice started to pick up some scoring opportunities for
    the Iranian Team, but Chinese Taipei had better ball distribution and
    variation of their plays. Tsai Yin Feng and Wu Ko Jou also contributed
    to Chinese Taipei’s scoring cause, and helped their team easily win the
    rest of the match.

    Zhetyssu of Kazakhstan remained undefeated in Pool B with their
    second day win over Vietnam’s VTV Binh Dien in three sets, 25-16, 25-21,
    26-24. The Kazakhs capitalized on Vietnam’s reception and ball-handling
    errors at the start of the match. Having seen that the Vietnamese
    displayed lackluster floor defense, Kazakhstan’s Olga Drobyshevskaya and
    Olga Nassedkina took every opportunity to pound away at the ball.
    Vietnam could not seem to orchestrate their plays properly, and when
    they are able to attempt at doing so, their attacks are only foiled by
    the tall Kazakh blockers. By the second set, the Vietnamese started
    attacking and even blocking better that they took the lead over their
    opponents. However, Kazakhstan was quick to make their adjustments and
    raced to close the second set with a win. The scoring efforts of
    Vietnam’s Anaseini Seniloli helped extend the third set to a close duel,
    but the match eventually closed out with Kazakhstan’s victory.

    During the closing match, Thailand’s Federbrau triumphed over Tianjin
    Bridgestone of China, 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 18-25, 25-22). Thai heavy
    hitters Sittirak Onuma and team captain Wilawan Apinyapong reigned in
    the scoring department, by contributing 19 points and 17 points
    respectively. Despite its smaller line-up, Thailand succeeded in
    spraying the Chinese court with attacks from a wide variety of plays.
    However, their momentum in the first and second set was quelled by a
    Chinese uprising, anchored on Na Yin and Ying Li’s own brand of offense.
    China succeeded in demolishing the Thai crew during the third set. The
    fourth set saw both teams striving hard to gain each and every point, as
    neither team was able to secure a comfortable lead. China tried to inch
    closer to a possible fifth set duel, but the Thai attackers continued
    to succeed with their attacks during the closing plays of the match.


    Zhetyssu (KAZ) b VTV Binh Dien (VIE) 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 26-24)

    JT Marvelous (JPN) b Woman Volleyball Team (PRK) 3-0 (25-23, 25-14,

    Chinese Taipei (TPE) b Zobahan (IRI) 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-13)

    Federbrau (THA) b Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN) 3-1 (25-13, 25-20, 18-25,

  • Gresik City, East Java, Indonesia, 28 June 2010 – Host Federbrau
    clinched their third victory with a straight win over Vietnam’s VTV Binh
    Dien in Pool B on the third day of the 2010 Asian Women’s Club
    Volleyball Championship at the Tri Dharma Gymnasium on Monday.
    Meanwhile, JT Marvelous of Japan and Chinese Taipei also emerged
    victorious in Pool A, while Tianjin Bridgestone of China defeated
    KT&G Ariels of korea for their first win in three outings in the
    Pool B.

    The winners of the tournament will progress to the FIVB Club World
    Championships in Doha, Qatar from December 14-21, joining Italy’s
    Bergamo and Prisons Kenya who have already qualified.

    Pool A

    In the day’s opening match, JT Marvelous of Japan surpassed Zobahan
    of Iran in straight sets, 25-15, 25-20, 25-16. JT Marvelous took the
    opening set based on their more aggressive offensive plays. Maiko
    Sakashita and Keiki Nishiyama were attacking ferociously at the net, and
    succeeding, despite Iran’s blocking efforts. Zobahan was likewise doing
    its own share of attacks, from team captain Viktoria Brice, but the
    team’s poor floor defense resulted in a Japanese win at the end of the
    first set. The second set was a more closely fought battle between the
    teams. Tatiana Alvez Dossantos got her groove by firing her attacks from
    both flanks. Japan, for a time, seemed disorganized and committed
    several miscues, but the team later regrouped and took control of the
    second set. The third set continued to showcase Japan’s combinations,
    with setter Yuki Kawai orchestrating the plays and distributing the ball
    to the likes of Yuki Ishikawa and Chihiro Kato. Alvez Dossantos and
    Brice continued to score, but could not seem to get the rest of the
    Iranian team to help out in the attacking department. The third set
    spelled JT Marvelous’ second win in the competition.

    Chinese Taipei succeeded in charting its second win by defeating
    Petrokimia Gresik Indonesia in straight sets, 25-18, 25-18, 25-16. The
    reliable team captain Teng Yen Min showed her scoring prowess early on
    in the first set, with attacks from the left side. The local crowd
    rallied behind Indonesia, enabling Yolla Yuliyana to connect with
    several attacks at the net. But the Indonesians were rather inconsistent
    in their offense, and they played poor defense as well. By the second
    set, Chinese Taipei was committing its own set of errors on the floor.
    Indonesia failed to capitalize on the opportunity to seize the lead with
    their uninspired plays and Chinese Taipei pulled away with the second
    set. Come third set, the Indonesians were able to capture the lead, and
    the crowd continued to show their full support, but Wu Ko Jou’s 15-point
    contribution eventually sealed victory for Chinese Taipei by the end of
    the third set.

    Pool B

    China’s Tianjin Bridgestone dominated Korea’s KT&G Ariels 3-0
    (25-14, 25-13, 25-13) in a match that lasted a mere 62 minutes. China
    relied heavily on their tall line-up to man the net and deny Korea’s
    attacks. China’s Ying Li and Xiaoting Zhang were nearly flawless with
    their attacks, which only found the Koreans flat-footed on defense.
    Korea was also rather monotonous in its offense and failed to utilize
    more combination plays, which easily allowed the Chinese defenders to
    anticipate their moves. In the third set, Korea tried to regroup, and
    capitalized on their opponents’ own share of reception mishaps, but
    China proved to be more poised for victory. Na Yin topped the roster of
    scorers with a total of 14 points, while Ying Li lorded it over the net
    with her blocks, giving China its first taste of victory in the

    Federbrau of Thailand relied mostly on its bench players to cop a
    straight-set win over VTV Binh Dien of Vietnam 25-11, 25-19, 25-13.
    Amporn Hyapha set the tone for the Thais’ offense by bringing in
    unchallenged attacks. As early as the opening set, bench players for
    Thailand were being fielded in, a decision which paid off as they were
    able to snatch the first set win. Vietnam tried to come close in the
    succeeding set as Anaseini Seniloli led the team with her scoring
    efforts. However, Em-Orn Phanusit made good use of her floor time and
    helped the Thais’ scoring cause with her total contribution of 9 points.
    By the third set, Onuma Sittirak took on much of the scoring duties and
    finished the match with a total of 11 points. Thailand secured its
    third win in the tournament.

    Day three results:

    Pool A

    JT Marvelous (JPN) bt Zobahan (IRI) 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-16)

    Chinese Taipei (TPE) bt Petrokimia Gresik (INA) 3-0 (25-18, 25-18,

    Pool B

    Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN) bt KT&G Ariels (KOR) 3-0 (25-14, 25-13,

    Federbrau (THA) bt VTV Binh Dien (VIE) 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-13)

  • Gresik City, Indonesia, June 29, 2010 –Federbrau of Thailand entered
    the second round with a perfect record after beating their last pool
    rival Kazakhstan’s Zhetyssu while the Peoples Republic of Korea Woman’s
    Volleyball Team, JT Marvelous of Japan and VTV Binh Dien of Vietnam also
    recorded victories on day four of the 2010 Asian Women’s Club
    Volleyball Championship here on Tuesday.
    The victors of the tournament will advance to the FIVB World Club
    Championships in Doha, Qatar from December 14-21, to compete against
    Bergamo from Italy and Prisons Kenya, who have already qualified.

    POOL A

    The PRK Woman’s Volleyball Team took 56 minutes to claim a
    straight-sets (25-11, 25-12, 25-14) win over Iran’s Zobahan.

    Zobahan started poorly in defense with PRK easily sniping off
    reception errors. And while Zobahan could not execute their plays
    properly, PRK dazzled the crowd with their combination plays. By the
    second set, PRK continued to hammer down their attacks onto the
    Iranians, who all remained flat-footed on defense. Kim Yong Mi and Han
    Ok Sim consistently converted their attacks for the eventual victors.
    The final set was no different, even if Zobahan’s Tatiana Alvez
    Dossantos and Zahra L.Vahedi helped resurrect the teams attack. Jong Jin
    Sim’s powerful spikes helped PRK see out the match and the victory.

    Japan’s JT Marvelous opted to utilize a relatively smaller line-up
    for the match against Petrokimia Gresik of Indonesia. The strategy paid
    off as Marvelous were able to secure victory in three sets (25-5, 25-10,

    Chiemi Chiba and Yuki Nishiyama took on the scoring reins for the
    Japanese with a total of 12 points each. The Indonesians, on the other
    hand, could not orchestrate their plays, as they had difficulty
    receiving the ball. There was no clear leader who would serve as the
    spark plug for the Indonesians. Petrokimia Gresik coach Laiyan Viktor
    tried to suit up his other players in search for other offensive
    options, but the Indonesians suffered dearly from their dismal floor
    defense. Marvelous’ victory on Tuesday marks their third win in the

    JT Marvelous, PRK and Taipei all collected five points from two wins
    and one defeat, followed by host Petrokimia Gresik at four poibts from
    one win and two defeats. Iran’s Zobahan finished their pool’s four
    matches with five points from one win and three defeats.

    POOL B

    VTV Binh Dien of Vietnam and KT&G Ariels of Korea opened the
    day’s proceedings with a five-set thriller with Dien picking up the win
    3-2 (25-19, 16-25, 25-23, 18-25, 15-11) to nab its first victory in the

    The initial set revealed an aggressive Vietnamese team, who relied on
    their simple, yet well-executed plays. The following set saw Korea
    fighting back, with Lee Jung Ok and Lee Yeon Joo proving their scoring
    skills once more. Vietnam pulled off with a third set win with Dinh Vo
    Thi Kim and captain Hoa Nguyen Thi Ngoc putting in precious points for
    the team. Korea did not give up though and forced a final set tie-break.
    Vietnam pulled away towards victory as they were able to capitalize on
    their front line to block off Korea’s attacks. Anaseini Seniloli of
    Vietnam topped the scores with 24 points.

    The highly anticipated match between Thailand’s Federbrau and
    Kazakhstan’s Zhetyssu ended with the former winning in straight sets,
    (25-15, 25-18, 25-20). Malika Kanthong, captain Wilawan Apinyapong and
    Onuma Sittrak proved to be the inspiration that the Thais needed to
    overcome the taller line-up of Kazakh players. Olga Nassedkina played a
    good all-around game for Zhetyssu, but she could not gett enough scoring
    support from the rest of the team. Nootsara Tomkom’s masterful
    orchestration of offense and the team’s excellent defense continued
    Thailand’s winning streak in the tournament.

    Federbrau earned eight points from a win-and-loss record of 4-0 while
    Zhetyssu clinched five points from twowins and one defeat, followed by
    China’s Tianjin’s Bridgestone and VTV Binh Dien both at four points from
    one win and two defeats. Winless KT&G Ariels of Korea earned only
    three points.

    Day 4 Results

    Pool A

    Woman Volleyball Team (PRK) bt Zobahan (IRI) 3-0 (25-11,25-12,25-14)

    JT Marvelous (JPN) bt Petrokimia Gresik (INA) 3-0 (25-5, 25-10, 25-8)

    Pool B

    VTV Binh Dien (VIE) bt KT&G Ariels (KOR) 3-2 (25-19, 16-25,
    25-23, 18-25, 15-11)

    Federbrau (THA) bt Zhetyssu (KAZ) 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-20)

  • Gresik City, East Java, Indonesia, 30 June 2010 -- The preliminary
    round of the 2010 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship ended on
    Wednesday with JT Marvelous of Japan as Pool A leader, and Federbrau of
    Thailand as Pool B leader entering the quarterfinals. Joining the two
    teams in the top eight are Woman Volleyball Team of PRK, Tianjin
    Bridgestone of China, Zhetyssu of Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei, Iran’s
    Zobahan and Vietnam’s VTV Binh Dien.
    The tournament’s winners will progress to the FIVB World Club
    Championships in Doha, Qatar from December 14-21, joining the likes of
    Bergamo of Italy and Prisons of Kenya.

    POOL A

    JT Marvelous of Japan and Woman Volleyball Team of People’s Republic
    of Korea both collected seven points from three wins and one loss after
    beating their last rivals on the fifth day of the pool round. but the
    Japanese placed top in the pool with better points percentage Chinese
    Taipei was third with 6 points followed by Zobahan with five. Host
    Petrokimia Gresik finished the last.

    JT Marvelous of Japan seized a straight set victory, 25-22, 25-20,
    25-18 over Chinese Taipei. The opening set was a closely fought one, as
    neither team was able to secure a considerable margin. Ai Inden and
    Chiemi Chiba were the usual scoring leaders on the Japanese side, while
    team captain Teng Yen Min sparked Chinese Taipei’s offense. JT Marvelous
    held on tight in the closing plays of the first set and succeeded. In
    the second set, Chinese Taipei played rather lax on defense, unlike
    their Japanese counterparts, who dove for each and every attack. Japan’s
    excellent floor defense gave them the opportunity to execute their
    plays well, and to snatch the second set win. Chinese Taipei tried to
    initiate a scoring run in the third set but the Japanese team maintained
    their momentum and secured victory in the match. JT Marvelous completed
    the preliminary round with four wins in four outings, while Chinese
    Taipei charted two wins and two losses.

    Woman Volleyball Team of People’s Republic of Korea only needed 54
    minutes to claim victory against host Petrokimia Gresik of Indonesia.
    PRK’s straight set win of 25-10, 25-12, 25-14 marks their third out of
    four matches for the preliminary round. Jong Jin Sim took top scoring
    honors for PRK with a match-long contribution of 22 points.. The
    Indonesians, on the other hand, suffered from their poor defense, that
    even their tall players could not successfully block off PRK’s attacks.
    Not even Amalia Fajrina Nabila’s scoring efforts could inspire the rest
    of Petrokimia Gresik into surmounting PRK’s poise for victory.

    POOL B

    Federbrau of Thailand who had a bye on the last day of the
    preliminary round, tops the pool with a perfect record. Zhetyssu of
    Kazakhstan raked up its third win by defeating KT&G Ariels, 26-24,
    25-23, 25-13 and finished second with seven points from three wins and
    one defeat.

    The Koreans put up a good fight against the Kazakhs in the opening
    set by playing good defense, But Zhetyssu had other things in mind, and
    anchored most of its offense on Olga Drobyshevskaya, enabling them to
    take the initial set. KT&G Ariels, tried to fight back and came
    close to stealing the second set, until a costly service error allowed
    the Kazakhs to pull away. By the third set, the Koreans seem to have
    lost the drive to orchestrate their offense. Their poor defense also did
    not help as Zhetyssu came away with the win in straight sets.

    Tianjin Bridgestone China easily defeated VTV Binh Dien Vietnam in
    three sets, 25-9, 25-20, 25-9, helping them to place third in Pool B
    with five points from two wins and two losses.. Huo Jing did much of the
    scoring for the Chinese side, that spelled the easy first set win. VTV
    Binh Dien stepped up in the second set and was able to take the lead
    over the Chinese. The Vietnamese were playing better defense and were
    even getting their blocking groove. But the Chinese prevailed with even
    stronger attacks that simply broke down the Vietnamese’ defensive
    stance. By the third set, Vietnam reverted to their first-set demeanor
    and failed to defend against the scoring rampage set by China’s Zhang
    Xiaoyu and Zhang Xiaoting. Tianjin Bridgestone split their preliminary
    round outings with two wins and two losses.

    Pool rankings:

    Pool A: 1. JT Marvelous (JPN) 7 points, 2. PRK 7 pts, 3. Taipei 6
    pts, 4. Zobahan (IRI), 5. Petrokimia Gresik (INA) 5 pts

    Pool B: 1. Federbrau (THA) 8 points, 2. Zhetyssu (KAZ) 7 pts, 3.
    Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN) 6 pts, 4. VTV Binh Dien (VIE) 5 pts, 5.
    KT&G Ariels (KOR) 4 pts

    Day Five Results

    Pool A

    JT Marvelous (JPN) bt Chinese Taipei (TPE) 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-18)

    Woman Volleyball Team (PRK) bt Petrokimia Gresik (INA) 3-0 (25-10,
    25-12, 25-14)

    Pool B

    Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN) bt VTV Binh Dien (VIE) 3-0 (25-9, 25-20,

    Zhetyssu (KAZ) bt KT&G Ariels (KOR) 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-13)

    Quarterfinals matches:

    JT Marvelous (JPN) v VTV Binh Dien (VIE)

    Federbrau (THA) v Zobahan (IRI)

    Woman Volleyball Team (PRK) v Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN)

    Zhetyssu (KAZ) v Chinese Taiper (TPE)

    Petrokimia Gresik (INA) will face off with KT&G Ariels in an
    earlier match for 9th place and 10th place.

  • Gresik City, East Java, Indonesia, 02 July 2010 –The quarterfinal
    round of the 2010 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship concluded
    on Friday with Tianjin Bridgestone, JT Marvelous, Zhetyssu, and
    Federbrau charting victories against their respective opponents to
    comprise the semifinal qualifiers at the Tri Dharma Gymnasium.
    The tournament’s champions will proceed to the FIVB World Club
    Championships in Doha, Qatar from December 14-21, to compete against the
    likes of Bergamo of Italy and Prisons of Kenya who have previously

    In an earlier match for 9th place, KT&G Ariels of Korea defeated
    host Petrokimia Gresik of Indonesia in straight sets, 25-14, 25-20,
    25-15. The initial set was a sheer display of Korea’s determination to
    finish off the tournament on a winning note. Lee Yeon Joo and Baek Mok
    Hwa provided the scoring guns and steered the Koreans to a first-set
    win. Indonesia tried to level the match in the second set by not
    allowing the Koreans to seize a comfortable lead. Petrokimia Gresik was
    able to get their confidence going, they were able orchestrate their
    plays on Maya Kurnia Indri Sari and Berlian Marsheilla and they
    initiated successful blocks as well. However, Korea took the second set
    as they were able to quell their opponents’ momentum with their more
    consistent brand of offense. The third set proved to be a thriller of
    sorts as each was gravely fighting for each point. By the second
    technical timeout, Indonesia lost its grip on its endgame, and the
    Koreans took the final set as the tournament’s ninth placer.

    JT Marvelous of Japan sealed its semifinals appearance by conquering
    Vietnam’s VTV Binh Dien in straight sets, 25-12, 25-20, 25-7. Japan was
    clearly poised to continue its winning streak by using a relatively
    taller line-up for Friday’s match. The 184 cm Yuki Nishiyama from the
    Japanese side headed the roster of top scorers by converting her
    attacks, blocks and serves into a total of 13 points. Ai Inden and
    Chihiro Kato also provided ample scoring support for JT Marvelous, which
    proved to be too much for any of the Vietnamese players to contest. The
    52-minute match marks the Japanese club team’s five-game winning streak
    in the competition.

    Federbrau of Thailand also continued its success by winning over
    Zobahan of Iran in three sets, 25-12, 25-20, 25-19. Federbrau head coach
    Radchatagriengkai used an alternate line-up composed of his younger
    players. Onuma Sittirak and team captain Wilawan Apinyapong still
    managed to display their trademark scoring armory, but Utaiwan Kaensing
    and Em-Orn Phanusit also proved to be scoring threats for the Thais. It
    was mostly Tatiana Alvez Dossantos who provided scoring output for
    Zobahan, but even the younger Thai players were able to protect the lead
    and steer the Federbrau team towards the much-coveted semifinals berth.

    A classic five-set battle between teams of nearly equal strength and
    determination ensued between Tianjin Bridgestone of China and Woman
    Volleyball Team of People’s Republic of Korea. At the end of the
    decider, China prevailed 20-25, 26-24, 25-23, 20-25, 15-11, to force a
    quarterfinal showdown against Federbrau. Both teams from China and PRK
    dazzled the crowd with long rallies, as every player on the floor
    pounded and hustled for the ball. The teams’ offensive strategy were
    nearly similar, with each one mostly utilizing open spikes and limiting
    combination plays. China’s tall frontline vigilantly manned the net,
    while PRK played better defense on the floor. By the closing plays of
    the deciding set, Tianjin Bridgestone’s formidable blocking spelled the
    difference, enabling them to seize the lead towards victory. Ying Li and
    Na Yin combined their scoring efforts for a total of 53 points for
    Tianjin Bridgestone.

    In the final match of the quarterfinal round, Zhetyssu of Kazakhstan
    claimed victory against Chinese Taipei in four sets, 25-12, 25-20,
    20-25, 25-12, to complete the top four teams in the semifinal round.
    Olga Drobyshevskaya proved to be Zhetyssu’s scoring leader once more,
    with her prized contribution of 13 points, while team captain Teng Yen
    Min rallied behind Chinese Taipei’s bid. The Kazakhs proved to be much
    too powerful for Chinese Taipei to handle, specially with scoring
    support coming from Sana Jarlagassova. The Chinese Taipei team succeeded
    in stealing the third set away from the Kazakhs, when Chen Wan Ting and
    Wu Ko Jou started to get into the scoring picture, but Zhetyssu
    reverted to its powerful attacking and blocking away to finally come
    away with the win. .


    9th and 10th Place match results:

    KT&G Ariels (KOR) bt Petrokimia Gresik (INA) 3-0 (25-14, 25-20,

    Quarterfinals Results

    JT Marvelous (JPN) bt VTV Binh Dien (VIE) 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-7)

    Federbrau (THA) bt Zobahan (IRI) 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-19)

    Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN) bt Woman Volleyball Team (PRK) 3-2 (20-25,
    26-24, 25-23, 20-25, 15-11)

    Zhetyssu (KAZ) bt Chinese Taipei (TPE) 3-1 (25-12, 25-20, 20-25,

    Semifinals matches:

    Semifinal 5-8: VTV Binh Dien (VIE) v Chinese Taipei (TPE)

    Semifinal 5-8: Zobahan (IRI) v Woman Volleyball Team (PRK)

    Semifinal 1-4: JT Marvelous (JPN) v Zhetyssu (KAZ)

    Semifinal 1-4: Federbrau (THA) v Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN)

  • Gresik City, East Java, Indonesia, July 3, 2010 – Federbrau of
    Thailand and Zhetyssu of Kazakhstan bested their respective semi-final
    opponents China’s Tianjin Bridgestone and Japan’s JT Marvelous to force a
    finals showdown at the 2010 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship
    at the Tri Dharma Gymnasium here on Saturday.
    The competition’s crowned champions shall participate in the FIVB
    World Club Championships in Doha, Qatar from December 14-21, to play
    against other qualified club teams such as Bergamo of Italy and Prisons
    of Kenya.

    Federbrau played consistently from start to finish, by using their
    powerful attacks that pierced through the blocks of the taller Chinese
    players. The Thais took a three set win over Tianjin Bridgestone of
    China, 25-16, 25-20, 25-15, in just 58 minutes of game time. Onuma
    Sittirak led the Thais with her trademark attacks by scoring a total of
    22 points for Federbrau. The usual scoring stalwarts of Tianjin
    Bridgestone, such as Na Yin and Ying Li, also marked the match with
    their forceful spikes. However, Thailand was doing a better all-around
    game, specially with the scoring support provided by Malika Kanthong and
    Wilawan Apinyapong.

    Radchatagriengkai, Thai head coach, expressed their desire to win the
    title, saying “We are a small team but we are faster. Our timing and
    rhythm on the blocking, the back-up and counterattack are our strong
    points so that is how we will play against Kazakhstan.”

    Liu Xiaoming, Chinese head coach, said “Thailand is strong because
    they are the national team, and we are a club team, and right now, our
    club has four members who are in the national team, so we have younger
    players instead.”

    Federbrau will play against Zhetyssu for the championship match set
    on July 4. Kazakhstan’s club team secured a spot in the finals by
    overcoming JT Marvelous in four sets, 19-25, 30-28, 25-23, 25-21. The
    Kazakhs, who are known for their power-driven plays, capitalized on its
    tall line-up by hammering down their attacks onto the Japanese court.
    Zhetyssu further relied on its strong blocking game to beat the smaller,
    though quicker Japanese players. The Kazakhs’ strategic defense at the
    net paid off, as the team secured 19 points out their blocks.

    In an earlier match, Chinese Taipei routed VTV Binh Dien of Vietnam
    in straight sets, 25-18, 25-7, 25-18, in an effort to improve its final
    standing in this year’s tournament. Team Captain Teng Yen Min proved to
    be the fearless scoring leader for Chinese Taipei, by charting a total
    of 14 points. But the bigger story lies in Chinese Taipei’s formidable
    defense at the net, with the team copping a total of 13 points off their
    successful blocks..

    In the finals battle for 5th place, Chinese Taipei will face off with
    Woman Volleyball Team of PRK, who beat Zobahan of Iran in three sets on
    Saturday, 25-15, 25-14, 25-15. PRK played a simpler offensive strategy
    and limited their combinations but succeeded in executing their plays
    well. Kim Yong Mi stood out this time as PRK’s top scorer with a total
    of 17 points. Zobahan’s Zarah L.Vahedi gave out a gallant effort by
    taking a scoring stand against the opposing team. But People’s Republic
    of Korea proved to initiate too much firepower for Zobahan to handle.

    Semifinals Results (Day 07)

    Chinese Taipei (TPE) bt VTV Binh Dien (VIE) 3-0 (25-18, 25-7, 25-18)

    Woman Volleyball Team (PRK) bt. Zobahan (IRI) 3-0 (25-15, 25-14,

    Zhetyssu (KAZ) bt. JT Marvelous (JPN) 3-1 (19-25, 30-28, 25-23,

    Federbrau (THA) bt. Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN) 3-0 (25-16,

    Finals: Match Schedule:

    Final: 7th and 8th: VTV Binh Dien (VIE) vs. Zobahan (IRI)

    Final: 5th and 6th: Chinese Taipei (TPE) vs. Woman Volleyball Team

    Final 3rd and 4th: JT Marvelous (JPN) vs. Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN)

    Final 1st and 2nd: Zhetyssu (KAZ) vs. Federbrau (THA)

  • Gresik City, East Java, Indonesia, 04 July 2010 – Federbrau was
    crowned as this year’s winner of the 2010 Asian Women’s Club
    Championship. The Thai club team beat Zhetyssu of Kazakhstan in four
    sets, 21-25, 25-23, 25-11, 26-24, in the finals showdown at the Tri
    Dharma Gymnasium on Sunday. As this year’s crowned champions, Federbrau
    will join the likes of Bergamo of Italy and Prisons of Kenya for the
    FIVB World Club Championships in Doha, Qatar from December 14-21.
    True to its promise, Federbrau continued to utilize its strategy of
    playing quick and capitalizing on their impeccable timing on their
    blocks and counterattacks. However, Zhetyssu was also quick to make
    their own adjustments in the initial set. The Kazakhs’ team captain
    Tatyana Pyurova did much of the scoring damage that enabled the team to
    win the first set. By the succeeding sets, Thailand quickened its pace
    and enjoyed team captain Wilawan Apinyapong’s massive scoring
    contribution of 23 points. Zhetyssu tried to come close to force the
    duel into a decider but Thailand held a firm grip on their game plan and
    on their determination to defend the crown.

    The battle for the bronze medal was a showdown between two teams,
    formidable in both offense and defense. The match was closely fought
    that it took the maximum of five sets for JT Marvelous to seize victory,
    25-23,20-25, 26-24,14-25,15-11. The Japanese club team, known for its
    speed and agility, used their game plan well in order to stage a good
    fight against the Chinese. Team captain Maiko Sakashita proved her
    leadership skills by rallying behind her team when needed most. Her
    scoring contribution of 28 points proved to be a major boost to JT
    Marvelous, specially during crucial plays of the match. Tianjin
    Bridgestone’s Na Yin also fortified China’s offense with 22 points, and
    helped the team steal two sets away from the Japanese. But in the
    decider, JT Marvelous encapsulated their positive momentum and came away
    with third place.

    Woman Volleyball Team of People’s Republic of Korea won the battle
    for 5th place over Chinese Taipei in four sets, 25-15, 25-23, 20-25,
    25-20. Jon Jin Sim of PRK pursued every opportunity to attack and copped
    a total of 21 points. Libero Kim Ok Hui, once again, proved to be the
    defensive gem for PRK, as her commendable reception gave rise to many
    brilliantly orchestrated plays for the team. Chinese Taipei was steal
    the third set away from PRK, through Tsai Yin Feng’s quick attacks. But
    PRK proved to be more poised for victory, by running away with the win
    by set number four.

    VTV Binh Dien of Vietnam came from a set down to beat Zobahan of Iran
    , 22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-18, for this year’s 7th place in the
    tournament. The Vietnamese team showed more variation in their offensive
    plays, with four players charting double digit points. Team captain Hoa
    Nguyen Thi Ngoc and Anaseini Seniloli led VTV Binh Dien’s roster of
    scorers, with 18 points each. Zobahan’s Tatiana Alvez Dossantos
    countered with her own scoring skills, and her teammates were able to
    initiate a good blocking game. But VTV Binh Dien had more consistency in
    their offense, making them succeed with more attacks at the net.

    Finals Results/ Day 08:

    VTV Binh Dien (VIE) bt Zobahan (IRI) 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-18)

    Woman Volleyball Team (PRK) bt Chinese Taipei (TPE) 3-1 (25-15,
    25-23, 20-25, 25-20)

    JT Marvelous (JPN) bt Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN) 3-2 (25-23,20-25,

    Federbrau (THA) bt Zhetyssu (KAZ) 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 25-11, 26-24)

    Final Team Rankings:

    1. Federbrau (THA)

    2. Zhetyssu (KAZ)

    3. JT Marvelous (JPN)

    4. Tianjin Bridgestone (CHN)

    5. Woman Volleyball Team (PRK)

    6. Chinese Taipei (TPE)

    7. VTV Binh Dien (VIE)

    8. Zobahan (IRI)

    9. KT&G Ariels (KOR)

    10. Petrokimia Gresik (INA)

    Individual Awards:

    Best Scorer: Sittirak Onuma (THA)

    Best Spiker: Sittirak Onuma (THA)

    Best Blocker: Olga Drobyshevskaya (KAZ)

    Best Server: Korinna Ishimtseva (KAZ)

    Best Setter: Yuki Kawai (JPN)

    Best Libero: Kotoe Inoue (JPN)

    Most Valuable Player: Nootsara Tomkom (THA)

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