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Chinese Taipei defeats Australia to claim the AVC Cup’s Inaugural Victory

Aug 26, 2022

PHILSPORTS Arena in Pasig City On Tuesday, August 23, Chinese Taipei defeated Australia in a hard-fought match, 23-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-21, 15-6, to earn its first victory in the 2022 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women.

Following a setback to Japan on Monday, August 22, the Taiwanese overcame a 2-1 deficit and defeated the Australians with a variety of attacks to even their win-loss record at 1-1. 

With 18 points, including 17 from assaults, Kan Ko-Hui led Chinese Taipei, while Chang Li-Wen and Chen Tzu-Ya contributed 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Caitlin Tipping of Australia, who burst for 28 points on 23 kills and five blocks, was overshadowed by the victory despite her heroics. 

Chinese Taipei, buoyed by their victory in the fourth set, rolled to 4-0 and 7-1 leads in the decisive fifth set to set the pace and win the match.

Overall, the Taiwanese fired 66 kills to overcome Australia’s impenetrable net defense of 18 blocks. 

They also relied heavily on Australia’s prone to error plays, scoring 38 points on mistakes.

Scores per set are as follows:

First set 23 – 25

Second set 25 – 22

Third set 25 – 27

Fourth set 25 – 21

Final set 15 – 6

Game win goes to the Chinese Taipei.

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