Thais fall to the guiles of Serbia, stay in 13th spot
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Thais fall to the guiles of Serbia, stay in 13th spot

Thailand lost to world champions Serbia 3-0 (25-13, 29-27, 25-19) in the second match of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League 2024 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday.

It was Thailand's second defeat in Pool 2 of Week 1. They went down to Olympic champions United States 3-1 in their opening game on Wednesday.

Outside hitter Chatchu-On Moksri was Thailand's top scorer with 11 points (seven kills and four aces) while Wipawee Srithong had 10 points (nine kills and one ace).

Serbia's opposite hitter Vanja Bukilic was the top scorer in the match, producing 17 points (13 kills and four aces). Outside hitter Sara Lozo contributed 14, with 10 kills, three blocks and one ace.

The result earned 3.93 world ranking points for Serbia, who were able to gain two spots with it, going to third place while Thailand remain in 13th place.

Thailand play their third game against Canada this morning at 7am Thai time. Earlier on Friday, Canada scored a big win that placed them closer to the Paris Olympics, downing China 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22).

The Canadians earned 11.01 world ranking points with their triumph and got to 286.92, significantly closing the gap on the Netherlands (289.31), the last team inside the qualification zone, while remaining in 11th place.

China dropped a spot in the rankings, going down to seventh.

Kiera Van Ryk and Alexa Gray combined for 48 points in the match, with the opposite tallying 27 (25 kills and two aces) and the outside hitter and Canadian captain adding another 21 (19 kills and two aces). bangkok post/

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