The Iranian team swept host Taichung Bank in straight sets 25-20 25-15 25-20 at the University of Taipei (Tianmu) Gymnasium on Wednesday.
Alireza Jalali led Shahrdari with 10 points from 7 attacks and team-leading 3 blocks, while Kao Wei-Cheng emerged as the top scorer of Taichung Bank, whose age average is 21.4 years, with 11 points including 9 attacks, one block and one ace. Captain Wu Tsung-Hsuan added 9 points, all from powerful attacks.
“It was (an) important match since we were fighting in the quarter-finals. I think this young Chinese Taipei team have a good future and they showed good volleyball. We will play Chennai Spartans in the semi-finals. They are a strong teams with good players. I think we will have a great fight. It’s very difficult to expect our match against the Indians. However, I think they have some weak points we can find out the way to play them,” Shahrdari Varamin coach Rahman Mohammadi said.