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TOP MATCH: Trophy for Red Rockets, Simón better than Vissotto (VIDEO)

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source: volleyball.it; Photo: yonhapnews.co.kr

After making a surprise in the finals of Japanese V-League by winning the title, NEC Red Rockets stunned another great team in the new game for the trophy.

Red Rockets were better than Korean IBK Altos in the Top Match in Seoul (a kind of Japanese-Korean Super Cup played at the end of the season between the two teams winning their leagues) in a straight sets, with partial 25-13, 25-14, 25-23.

The Japanese champion (beat Hisamitsu Springs in the finals of domestic league) was led by Mizuki Yanagita (17) and Haruyo Shimamura (12).

IBK Altos (defeated hi-pass Zenith Korea Expressway in Korean playoff finals) had Destinee Hooker with 13 and Kim Hee-Jin with 10 points.

Top Match was also played in the male competition. After dethroning Samsung Bluefangs in Korea, Ansan OK SavingsBank Rush&Cash VC won this game as well by beating Japanese JT Thunders Hiroshima in the tie-break – 3-2 (20-25, 25-18, 27-29, 25-16, 15-13).

Top Scorers: Rush&CashRobertlandy Simón (27), Song Myung-Geun (14); Thunders Leandro Vissotto (22), Yu Koshikawa (21).


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