Coach Nguyen Tuan Kiet surprised when he launched many players who do not often play in the previous matches such as passing two Kim Thoa, Bich Thuy, Doan Thi Xuan, Nguyet Anh, Ly Thi Luyen, libero Kim Lien to the field from the beginning in semi-final against the Indian women’s volleyball team. The only face still playing in the squad is captain Tran Thi Thanh Thuy.
Competing with a sub-team, the girls of the Vietnamese women’s volleyball team (ranked 49 in the world) still defended the match because the Indian women’s volleyball team (world No. 60) did not play well. Tran Thi Thanh Thuy and her teammates finished the first game with a score difference of 25/17.
In the second game, coach Nguyen Tuan Kiet withdrew Tran Thi Thanh Thuy to rest to recuperate for the number 1 hitman in Vietnam to play the final match. Young faces like Vi Thi Nhu Quynh played quite impressively to help the Vietnamese women’s volleyball team continue to win by 25/18.
In the third game, the Vietnamese women’s volleyball team continued to have a good start but then showed signs of running out of breath for the Indian girls to take the lead on 11/13. Coach Nguyen Tuan Kiet quickly used the right of deliberation and then threw the “trump card” Tran Thi Thanh Thuy and then passed two Lam Oanh back to the field. As a result, the Vietnamese women’s volleyball team won 25/21 to complete the final 3-0 victory over India.
The opponent of the Vietnamese women’s volleyball team in the final at 19:00 tomorrow (June 25) is host Indonesia. In the semi-finals, the Indonesian women’s volleyball team won a breathtaking 3-2 victory over the Taiwanese team with the excellence of the hero Megawati. In the last encounter at the 32nd SEA Games semi-final in May in Cambodia, the Vietnamese women’s volleyball team won 3-2 against Indonesia. If they win the 2023 Asian Challenge Women’s Volleyball Cup, Vietnamese women’s volleyball will win tickets to the World Challenge Women’s Volleyball Cup.