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WL: Finally did it – Japan scores first win in WL 2014

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In their final FIVB Volleyball World League match of the season, Japan finally picked up their first win, beating Germany in Koshigaya 3-2 (25-22, 25-22, 14-25, 23-25, 17-15) at the Koshigaya City Gymnasium on Sunday.



This was the fourth match of Japan against the Germans in World League play, with Germany winning the other three. This was an entertaining see-saw match, thrilling the hometown Koshigaya fans who had hoped to host World League matches in 2011, but could not because of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Japan was led by the dynamic duo of Kunihiro Shimizu and Yu Koshikawa, who scored 24 and 22 points, respectively. For Germany, Marvin Prolingheuer scored 22 points, a valiant effort on his birthday.

POOL D, standings:

France 27 (9-2), Argentina 25 (8-3), Germany 14 (5-7), Japan 3 (1-11)


To read more about this competition, to see stats, video and photos click on World League 2014.

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