Eight of the 12 matches on Wednesday were decided in straight sets and five teams claimed spots in the FIVB Women’s World Championships second round.
The injury bug has bitten 16th-ranked Thailand once again, as spiker Kongyot Ajcharaporn exited Wednesday’s match against the United States with an ankle injury in the 4th set. The leading scorer for the Thai did not return to the match, which the 2nd-ranked Americans went on to win in 5 sets.
2nd-ranked United States squeaked by 16th-ranked Thailand, which was down a starter and lost its top scorer amidst the 4th set, in 5 to remain undefeated in Pool C play Wednesday.
16th-ranked Thailand may be forced to make some unwanted adjustments, as opposite hitter Pimpichaya Kokram sustained a right knee injury toward the end of the 3rd set in its 3-1 victory over 34th-ranked Trinadad and Tobago in Pool C of 2018 FIVB World Championship Tuesday night.
With Tuesday victories, 5th-ranked Russia and 2nd-ranked USA qualified for second round action at the 2018 FIVB World Championship. 16th-ranked Thailand also notched a win, overcoming a key injury to get past Trinadad and Tobago in 4 sets.
The first day was a day of firsts in Japan, including Trinidad & Tobago’s first-ever World Championship match.
A balanced American offense saw 4 players score in double figures as they earned an opening win over Azerbaijan.
18-year old Chatchu-on Moksri was Thailand’s leading scoreer before going down with an ankle sprain at the Asian Games.
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All four matches ended in 3-0 sweeps, with only 4 of those 12 sets seeing the losing team push even into the 20s before defeat.