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GP F6: Japan overcome Italy in straight sets

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Japan beat Italy 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-22) in the third match of the Final Round of the FIVB World Grand Prix in Sapporo.

Japan defend against a spike from Italy's Valentina Arrighetti

Japan defend against a spike from Italy’s Valentina Arrighetti

Japan and Italy are ranked third and fourth, respectively, on the FIVB world ranking and before Wednesday, Japan had only lost one of their last five World Grand Prix matches against Italy.

Japan were led by Yukiko Ebata (16 points) and Saori Kimura (15), while Valentina Diouf scored 14 points for Italy.

Japan claimed nine blocking points to Italy’s seven and eight service points to Italy’s two.

To read more articles from this competition click on World Grand Prix 2013.

Also, see the WoV Community profiles of Japan and Italy.

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