Italy beats China to advance to women’s VNL semis

ANKARA — Italy beat China 25-22, 25-19, 24-26, 25-22 in the quarterfinals of the women’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL) here on Thursday.,Italian Paola Egonu delivered a match-high 36 points, followed by Gong Xiangyu of China with 20 points and Gong’s teammate Li Yingying with 16.,Italy will face the winner between Turkey and Thailand in the semifinals on Saturday.