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JPN M: Great comeback for Suntory Sunbirds

by WoV
source: volleyball.it

Suntory Sunbirds made a great comeback in a game against Sakai Blazers, to keep the first place in the Japanese Championship. JT Thunders got downed in frot the domestic audience by Panasonic Panthers in straight sets.

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Suntory Sunbirds mascot

January 13

FC Tokyo – Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler 2-3 (16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 16-25, 12-15)
Top Scorers: Gradinarov 20, Tasaku 18; Takahashi 23, Michael Chemos 18, Hosokawa 17.

Toyota Gosei – Toray Arrows 1-3 (18-25, 23-25, 26-24, 18-25)
Top Scorers: Leonardo Mello 27; Bojovic 22, Shinoda 21.

JT Thunders – Panasonic Panthers 0-3 (17-25, 23-25, 16-25)
Top Scorers: Kai 6; Fukuzawa 19, Shimizu 15, Joao Paulo Tavares 11

Suntory Sunbirds – Sakai Blazers 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-12)
Top Scorers: Wallace Martins 18, Yoneyama 13, Suzuki 12; Pepic 29

Standings:

1. Suntory Sunbirds, 10, 31-12
2. Panasonic Panthers, 9, 32-16
3. Sakai Blazers, 8, 26-19
4. Toray Arrows, 7, 24-21
5. Toyota Gosei, 5, 19-24
6. FC Tokyo, 4, 17-29
7. JT Thunders, 3, 17-28
8. Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler, 2, 16-33

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