Being defeated in the preliminary round in four sets (3-1), 26-24, 25-21, 29-31, 25-21 , Guandong Evergrande bounced back in their bronze medal match against the strong Volero Zurich in Switzerland. The Asian club powerhouse outsmarted the European squad in 4 sets, too, (3-1), 24-26, 25-23, 25-18, 25-21.
It was a very tough opening set where Volero took the advantage and sealed the set, 26-24. Natasa Osmokrovic , Kenia Carcases and Olesia Rykhliuk were unstoppable that bothered the Chinese blockers.
With the excellent sets of Jingsi Shen, the Chinese attackers survived from a hard fought second set where Volero was still very competitive above the net. But the Chinese were determined to get the 2nd set, 25-23.
Ting Zhu blasted her 24 points of the match from 23 kills and one block. She upset the European blockers with her powerful kills.
Cuban wing spiker, Kenia Carcases, blasted her 23 kills of the match but did not enough to outscore the Asian squad.
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