Beijing, Shanghai meet in Chinese Men’s Volleyball League Finals


QINHUANGDAO, China, March 24 (Xinhua) — Beijing and Shanghai beat respective opponents here on Wednesday to meet in the Finals of the Chinese Men’s Volleyball League.

Beijing swept Zhejiang 25-15, 25-16 and 25-23 in the first semifinal match. Chinese international Jiang Chuan had 14 kills, three stuffs and one ace to lead Beijing with a game-high 18 points, with Serbia’s Uros Kovacevic adding 17.

Zhang Jingyin scored 16 points for Zhejiang.

Later on Wednesday, defending champion Shanghai brushed aside Jiangsu 25-19, 25-21 and 25-23. Wu Pengzhi reaped 12 points to lead five Shanghai spikers scoring nine or more points, while Yu Yuantai’s 20-point performance turned out to be in vain with Jiangsu to vie for third place against Zhejiang.

Beijing and Shanghai will play two matches in the Finals on Thursday and Friday. If the two teams win one match each, their points, set and point ratio will decide the final result. Enditem


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