"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
Shandong began to lose momentum after the interval, and Inner Mongolia scored many fast break points on turnovers. With a 30-point margin in hand before the last 10 minutes, Inner Mongolia met little challenge thereafter.
Struber brings plenty of international experience to the Red Bulls, starting with his work in the youth program for Austria's Red Bull Salzburg where he coached the U-15, U-16 and U-19 sides. He also coached Austrian sides FC Liefering from 2017-2018 and Wolfsberger AC in 2019. Struber then moved to Barnsley, where he signed a two-year deal in 2019.
Argentina will host Ecuador at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires on October 8 before a clash with Bolivia in La Paz five days later.
Fueled by Wei's six points in a row, Inner Mongolia widened the gap back to seven points, and they used a 22-13 second quarter to build a 13-point advantage at halftime.
Dong contributed 26 points, five boards and six assists to Zhejiang, while her teammate Huang Jiali pocketed 26 points and 10 rebounds. Wang Jiaqi of Zhejiang added 11 points, plus 12 assists. Enditem
The transfer will see Marcone reunite with Elche boss Jorge Almiron, who was Marcone's manager at Argentina's Lanus in 2016 and 2017.
Shaanxi can still find positives despite the loss, as Yu Jiarui, in her second year, shot 11 of 22 from the field to post a career-high 35 points.
Players of Shandong pose for group photos during the awarding ceremony of the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, on Oct. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
"We mainly worked on guarding their three-pointers, also doing well on 3-pointers and rebounds on our own," Dongguan coach Lin Yaosen commented.
Real Madrid's 2-0 win away at Levante takes them into the international break as league leaders, but you would be wrong to think all was plain sailing for Zinedine Zidane's side.