Expected win versus Peru takes Japan to semifinals


Ankara, Turkey, August 17, 2015 - Japan won against Peru in straight sets 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-20) in Pool B and reached semifinals at the FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship.

Japan received (73%) and attacked (44%) well and Inoue became the most scorer by contributing 17 points.

Japan had an excellent start and showed their ambition to reach semi finals with an early 5 points lead. They countinued holding on to their comfortable lead with an amazing spike by Imaura (13-7) and preventing Peruvians coming back by scoring after a long rally (15-11). Peru couldn't find a room to breathe as Japan controlled the game and stretched the margin to 20-12. Japan won the set at 25-18.

Japan attacked much better (44%) than Peru (34%) in the first set and Inoue was the key player for Japan by scoring 7 points including an ace.

Peru had a better display in the beginning of the second set as they led at 8-7 at the first technical pause. Young Japanes team didn't take too long to pull themselves together and they took the lead by 4 points (16-12). A good serve and attack display helped Japan to protect their lead (19-15). 

A good serving performance by Maruo, didn't let Peru get near her team (23-17) and later Inoue finished off the set at 25-20.
Inoue reached 12 points by the end of the second set and was the most scorer.

In compare to the first set Japan displayed a better receiving and attacking performance. Peru also made less errors and received better (54%).

Teams had an competitive start in the third set and Japan was able to take the lead by one point at the first technical pause. Later, Japan succeeded in stretching the margin and won the game 3-0 by winning the set at  25-15.


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