Boys' volleyball team eye semi-final place

Boys' volleyball team eye semi-final place

An impressive 3-0 victory against Shanghai put Hong Kong boys' volleyball team on course for a place in the semi-finals of the All China Secondary Schools Students' Games here in Inner Mongolia.

The boys knew that a win last Friday would be a huge boost for their medal hopes. They held their nerve and dominated the contest, winning 25-17, 25-17, 25-21.

Last Thursday, Hong Kong showed great fighting spirit to defeat Shanxi 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-11). Their success came after losing a close game to Jiangsu the previous day.

Wing spiker Chan Ka-wai was Hong Kong's hero against Shanxi. He had missed the defeat against Jiangsu with a stomach bug.

"I had stomach pains on Wednesday, but I am okay now," he said.

Coach Ngai Chun-kuen was impressed by the team's display. He also praised Ka-wai's performance against Shanxi.

"Ka-wai was incredible," he said. "His all-round skills were excellent. He provided blocks, sets and digs; he was there whenever his teammates needed him."

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