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GP F6: USA defeated Japan 3-2 for first win in World Grand Prix Finals

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

USA defeated Japan 3-2 (17-25, 25-19, 18-25, 25-17, 15-12) in the last match of the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals on Sunday at Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center.

USA celebrate first win

USA celebrate first win

Japan finished in fourth place in the final standing with five points while USA finished bottom with three points. Italy were fifth with four points. Japan, Italy and USA finished with 1-4 records. Brazil were champions, followed by China and Serbia.

Japan have now lost their last seven matches against USA in the World Grand Prix.

Japan’s Yukiko Ebata was the top scorer in the match with 24 points, while the top scorer for USA was Nicole Fawcett with 22.

USA had the advantage in blocking points 11-9 but Japan had the edge in service points, 4-2. Japan made 22 errors to USA’s 31.

To read more about this competitionclick on World Grand Prix 2013. 

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