18. 11. 2018

JPN M: Dmitry Muserskiy's ambush for the first defeat of Michal Kubiak & Panthers

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The Russian volleyball star had an amazing show in a game against the reigning champions in the 8th round of the Japanese V-League.


Dmitry Muserskiy pushed his team to the win over the undefeated team so far, Panasonic Panthers. The Russian giant scored 38 points to create the win for his team and the first defeat for Panthers. 

Michal Kubiak scored 13 points in a defeat of his team against Suntory Sunbirds.

Thomas Edgar was the best in the win of his team over Oita Miyoshi. The Australian player has ended the game with 15 points.

Panthers are still first with the 7-1 score, while Suntory Sunbirds are coming right behind with 6-1 score. 

Men’s V-League, round 8:

JT Thunders – Oita Miyoshi 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-17)

Toray Arrows – Osaka Sakai 3-1 (20-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-18)

FC Tokyo – Nagano 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-20)

Suntory Sunbirds – Panasonic Panthers 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20)



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ITA M: Lube stay without a head coach – Medei resigns!

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