Vietnam crushes Korea in AVC Cup

Vietnam walloped a hapless Korea, 25-13, 25-13, 25-16, to finish the group stage on a bright note in the 2022 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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The Vietnamese, who already booked a quarterfinals berth, finished the eliminations with a 3-1 win-loss record – their only defeat coming from the hands of China.

Nguyen Thi Uyen paced with 13 points built on 10 kills, two blocks and one ace while Ly Thi Luyen and Vi Thi Nhu Quynh provided enough reinforcements with a combined 19 points as Vietnam asserted its might throughout the 73-minute match.

The Koreans, composed of high school students, kept the game close early in each set before slowly losing steam particularly in the third set where the Vietnamese pulled away from an 8-all deadlock to 21-15 with their solid net defense.

So sturdy was Vietnam’s defense that they posted 13 blocks – four from Ly – compared to Korea’s four.

It also helped that the Vietnamese converted 25 points off the Koreans’ unforced errors while only committing six.

None from the Koreans scored in double figures with Choi Hosun managing only eight points and Kim Seyul scoring seven points.