VTV Binh Dien Long An defeated U23 Thailand in the second match of Group A at the VTV9-Binh Dien International Women's Volleyball Tournament in Kien Giang Province's Rach Gia City on Monday.
|VTV Binh Dien Long An celebrate beating U23 Thailand in the VTV9-Binh Dien International Women's Volleyball Tournament on Monday. — Photo volleyball.vn|
19-year-old Nguyen Bich Tuyen from Vinh Long Province scored two decisive points to help Long An beat Thailand 3-2.
Binh Dien Long An had a good start to beat the Thai team 25-15 in the first set. However, Thailand fought back strongly to win 25-23, 25-20 in the next two sets.
With good performances by Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, Duong Thi Hen and Dang Kim Thanh, Binh Dien Long An beat Thailand 25-19 in the fourth set.
In the decisive set, Tuyen helped her team win 16-14.
In another match of Group A, Vietinbank defeated Nanjing University of China 3-0.
After two games, Binh Dien Long An top the group with five points, followed by Vietinbank with four points, Thailand with two points and then Nanjing with no points.
The event attracted the participation of eight teams including four teams from the US, China and Thailand, competing in a round-robin format in the qualifying round.
The winner will receive a prize of US$15,000.