MANILA, Philippines — Klemen Cebulj unleashed 21 factors as Slovenia averted late recreation catastrophe towards China with a 25-21, 25-20, 24-26, 25-23 conquest within the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 3 on Thursday night at Mall of Asia Enviornment in Pasay Metropolis.
Cebulj, who had a 20-point effort of their loss to Poland on Tuesday, delivered a strong single block within the fourth set to push Slovenia at match level earlier than Jan Kozamernik drilled the game-winning ace to seal their win within the essential Manila Leg.
Ziga Stern additionally stepped up with 17 factors, whereas Kozamernik and Tine Urnaut had 13 factors every for Slovenia, which improved to 7-3 to tie Brazil and Italy at third to fifth place forward of the ultimate spherical of the VNL in Poland on July 19 to 24.
After taking management of the primary two units, the Slovenians blew a 24-22 match level benefit within the third set as China fired 4 answered factors to increase the match.
Slovenia erased a 15-10 deficit within the fourth to frustrate China and e book its first win on this yr’s Manila Leg.
Jingyin Zhang led the Chinese language with 16 factors solely to soak up their second straight loss within the Philippines after a five-set stand towards unbeaten Japan in Tuesday’s opener.
China dropped to 2-8 at 14th place.
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