Iran shut out Kazakhstan at AVC Women’s Cup opener

TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) – Iran swept Kazakhstan 3-2 in a thrilling performance at the opening match of the 6th Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Women’s Cup on Sunday in Thailand.

In a Sunday match held at Chartchai Hall, the Iranian squad gained a dramatic 3-2 win over Kazakhstan.

Iran’s poor reception in the first set gave Kazakhs the best opportunity to take the win home 25-23. Iranian women took control of the second set and led by aggressive attacks of Maedeh Borhani, and won the set 25-17. Now it was Kazakhstan’s turn to show the upper hand with sharp spikes and effective blocks, which eventually led to their victory 25-19.

In a neck to neck race, both teams reached 23 in the fourth set and this time, Iran won the two points in a breathtaking moment to draw the game 2-2. The decider set was a one-sided race for the Iranian team who managed to close it 15-6 and win the game 3-2.

Maedeh was Iran's best scorer who collected a match-high 29 points from 21 attacks, 3 blocks, and 5 aces.

The 6th edition of AVC Women’s Cup kicked off on September 16 in Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima and goes through September 23.

Iran is in Pool C of the event along with Kazakhstan, Philippines, and Australia. The team will face the Philippines on Monday before taking on Australia on Tuesday.

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