China finishes with 10-5 in fifth place    

RIMINI, Italy, June 20, 2021 – China defeated an already qualified team of United States 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-17) to finish fifth in the preliminary round of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League on Sunday.

In the last day of the preliminary phase, the Chinese team snapped the 14-game winning streak of the United States to close at 10-5 but not enough to make the final-four round.

United States, Brazil, Turkey and Japan will define the medals on June 24-25.

Zhu Ting finished with 16 points as the scoring leader for China in the match. Other Chinese who concluded the contest with double figures were:  Zhang Changning (13), Gong Xiangyu (12) and Yan Ni (12).

Andrea Drew with 11 points was the only scorer of United States who reached double digits with 11 points. Kelsey Robinson was next with 9 while Foluke Akinradewo and Michelle Bartsch-Hackley each had 7 points.