Zhu Ting overcomes injury scare to lead China to the victory.
Matsumoto, Japan, August 26, 2015 – World runners-up China rallied past Korea 3-1 here Wednesday evening for their third victory in four matches at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup.
Coming off Monday’s 3-0 defeat to the United States and dropping the first set 25-23, the Chinese women came back to win the next three sets 25-15, 25-20, 25-23 in a repeat of the Asian Championship final, where China prevailed in straight sets.
Zhu Ting was replaced by teammate Liu Xiaotong after receiving a minor injury to her foot when it was tied 2-2 in the fourth set, but she came back again in the middle of the set to finish with team-high 16 points for China. Zhang Changning added 14.
Korea had their two-game winning streak snapped and slipped to a 2-2 win-loss record despite Kim Yeon-koung’s game-high 27 points performance.