Kazakhstan recovers from a set down to beat Vietnam as Thailand edges China in five in Asian volley tilt
Pimpichaya Kokram and the Kazakhs now hold a 2-0 record. Jaime Campos 

BINAN, Laguna — Kazakhstan, Japan and Thailand scored big wins in the quarterfinals classification of the 19th AVC Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena.

Kazakhstan recovered from a set down to beat Vietnam, 21-25, 25-23, 25-2, 25-20, and lead Pool E with a carry over 2-0 win-loss card.

Yekaterina Zhdanova scored 23 for the Kazakhs, whose victory over the Philippines in pool play was carried over to the quarterfinals classification phase.

Katerina Tatko continued her fine play and scored 15, skipper Radmila Beresneva chipped in 14 points and Alessya Safronova had 10 in the match that took almost two hours to finish.

They Tran Thi Thanh tallied 20 for Vietnam, while skipper How Nguyen Thi Ngoc had 19 and Hue Pham Thi Kim made 12.

The Vietnamese, who entered the classification round with a carryover loss to Thailand, dropped to 0-2.

Japan bested Chinese Taipei, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, in Pool F.

Shimamura Haruyo and Nabeya Yurie each had 15 markers for Japan, which holds a 2-0 win-loss record after it defeated China in the pool stage.    

The Japanese scoring more on attacks, 45-28, and blocks, 9-2, controlling the match even as Chinese Taipei had more service aces 11-4.

Chen Tzu-Ya made 10 points for Chinese Taipei, which dropped to 0-2.

Thailand edged China, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 23-25, 15-12.

Pattaya Bamrungsuk scored 19 points for Thailand, while Ajcharaporn Kongyot and Chatchu-On Moksri each had 18 markers.

Skipper Pleumjit Thinkaow and Wilavan Apinyapong combined for 22 points in a match that took two hours and three minutes to finish.

Thailand, which defeated Chinese Taipei in the pool stage, leads Pool F with a 2-0 win-loss card, tied with Japan.

China, which entered the quarterfinals classification round with a 0-1 record, dropped to 0-2. 

Jin Ye made 19 points for China, Chen Pei Yan had 17 and Huang Rui Lei chipped in 13.

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