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Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F

BIÑAN, Laguna—Japan shrugged off a first set setback to trip Thailand in four sets, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24, in the qualification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.

The Japanese are now atop Pool F with a 3-0 record while Thailand is at close second with a 2-1 mark.

Japan. Photo from asianvolleyball.net
Sarina Koga waxed hot for Japan and put up a game-high 26 points while Risa Shinnabe and Mai Okumura added 16 and 12 points, respectively.

It was a tale of offense and defense for the two teams as Japan owned the attacking department with a 66-55 advantage in scoring spikes.

Thailand, though, had Japan’s number in the defensive end scoring 17 blocks while the Japanese managed to score on just eight.

Author: Bong Lozada
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/260589/avc-japan-shakes-off-slow-start-grounds-thailand-to-top-pool-f

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