NINGBO, East China, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- China delighted home fans by sweeping past Poland 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 here on Friday at the FIVB World Grand Prix finals.
With the lop-sided victory, the Chinese team now have a 2-1 win-loss record at the six-team round-robin tournament.
China went 8-6 up at the first technical timeout before surging ahead to 17-11 as Wang Yimei's heavy spikes proved too much for Poland.
After Poland coach Jerzy Matlak called a timeout, Skowronska-Dolata sparked a 5-1 run to help Poland pull within at 18-16. But the Chinese kept cool and eventually took the set by a chain of sharp attacks.
With Wang Yimei and Chen Liyi consistent in attacking, China led throughout the second set while the Poles struggled at the net, committing too many errors. China clinched the set 25-19 after Wang Yimei delivered a service ace.
In the third set, Poland still could not find a solution to the prolific Wang and had difficulty penetrating the Chinese blocking wall. After Wang took China into the second technical timeout with a healthy cushion of eight points at 16-8, the match went beyond doubt.