Japan shatter intense hopes of Thailand


Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2015 – On day 3 of the 2015 FIVB Volleyball U23 Women’s World Championship in Ankara (Turkey), Pool B Japan and Thailand clash dramatically when Japan wins 3-0 in three intense sets (25-20, 25-23, 25-15).

A spectacular attack and defence show was displayed in today’s game between Japan and Thailand, where Japan player Inoue scored marvellous 18 precious points and Thailand responded with 13 points from Ajcharaporn and 12 from Chatchu-On. 

Thailand began the first set ahead of Japan 6-8 when entering first technical timeout. Japan recovered later dominating the game with great counter attacks and superior reception entering second technical timeout at 16-14. The set ended with final attempts by Thailand trying to stay in set later losing the set at 25-20. 

Thailand started off well prepared for the second set entering the first technical timeout at 6-8 . The determination of Thailand continued when entering second technical timeout 14-16. Japan was quick to react when they came ahead at 20-19. Inoue’s excellent spike was responded by Thailand player Ajcharaporn’s spike 21-21. Japan player Imamura saves set with a finishing spike 25-23. Inoue contributes 8 points to Japan with an increased attack compared to first set. 

The third set started off with long rallies where both teams are attempting to crack ones defence, this time Japan entered the first technical timeout ahead by 8-5. Japan dominated the set with extra forceful counter attacks entered second technical timeout 16-9. Japan player Imamura finished the set with a neat spike 25-15.

Japan player Inoue contributed a generous amount of points to her team (18).


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