Volero Zurich first to semifinals of FIVB world meet with straght-sets win over Hisamitsu Springs
Volero Zurich has yet to drop a set in two matches. Jerome Ascano

VOLERO Zurich cruised into the semifinals of the FIVB Women's Club World Championship with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-17 win over Hisamitsu Springs Kobe in Pool B on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Olesia Rykhliuk led the way for the Swiss team with 19 points with 15 attacks, while skipper Natalya Mammadova and USA national team stalwart Foluke Akinradewo had 10 markers apiece.

Volero Zurich scored its second win in as many matches, after a straight-sets victory over Bangkok Glass on opening day.

The Swiss club had 11 blocks compared to one for the entire match for Hisamitsu Springs.

Miyu Nagaoka scored nine points for Hisamitsu Springs Kobe.


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