Japan, Korea keep records unblemished ahead of Asian Women's Volleyball quarterfinals
Sarina Koga and the Japanese squad face the bottom team in the Philippines' group. Jaime Campos

BINAN, Laguna — Japan and Korea swept their respective pools in the quarterfinals classification of the 19th AVC Asian Women’s Senior Championship on Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.

Japan turned back Thailand, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24, to top Pool F with a 3-0 win-loss record.

Sarina Koga led the Japanese with 26 points, Risa Shinnabe added 16, Mai Okumura had 12 and Yurie Nabeya and Erika Araki each had 10 markers.

Japan will face the loser of the match between Philippines and Vietnam.

Chatchu-on Moksri scored 20 points for Thailand, while Ajcharaporn Kongyot had 19 markers.   

Korea swept Pool E to arrange a crossover quarterfinals with Pool F last placer Chinese Taipei.

Korea bested Kazakhstan, 25-21, 25-24, 25-10, with skipper Kim Yeon Koung showing the way.

Kim, who led the attack against the Philippines on Sunday, tallied 18 points, while Hwang Min Kyoung added 12 markers in a match that took an hour and 23 minutes to finish.

Kazakhstan dropped to 2-1 and will face Pool F third seed China.

Yekaterina Zhdanova made 12 points for Kazakhstan, while Natalya Akilova had 10.

China survived Chinese Taipei, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11.

Skipper Liu Mong Ya led the way with 22 points for China, while Jin Ye added 19, Cai Xiao Qing had 16 and Lei Yan Xi chipped in 11.

Wu Wei-Hua finished with 25 points for Chinese Taipei, while Tseng Wan-Ling added 17 and Hsiao Hsiang-Ling delivered 12.    


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