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JPN W: Sasaki and Paolini cause new defeat to champions, ’Saori duo’ down Seagulls

by WoV
source: vleague.or.jp; Photo: blog.livedoor.jp

After relatively confident start of the Winners Stage (Top 6) in V-League, Japanese champions NEC Red Rockets suffered second defeat in a row making their participation in the playoffs questionalble.



Playing fourth consecutive game on road is slowly beginning to tire Red Rockets’ players and they lost another game, this time to Hitachi Rivale Ibaraki 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20).

Mirei Sasaki with 25 and American Lauren Paolini with 22 points (4 blocks) stood out in Hitachi, who now have 3-1 record. Sarina Koga had 20 points in Red Rockets (2-2).

Toray Arrows achieved home hard-fought win over last placed and winless team Okayama Seagulls 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-18, 25-14). Once again ’Saori duo’, Saori Sakoda (31 pts, 4 bl.) Saori Kimura (18 pts.), was on a high level. Yuko Asazu topped Seagulls’ scorers with 17 points (4 blocks).

2nd Part / Group 1st-6th

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
5th round 21. 02. 2016 13:00 Toray Arrows ( W ) VS Okayama Seagulls ( W ) 3:1 25:18; 24:26; 25:18; 25:14    
5th round 21. 02. 2016 15:00 Hitachi Rivale IBARAKI ( W ) VS NEC Red Rockets ( W ) 3:1 25:16; 25:23; 20:25; 25:20    


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