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.
Led by 7 kills from Yuki Ishii (#7), Japan had a clinical display of international volleyball to close pool play in Jakarta.
Twenty blocks and four double-digit scoring efforts lifted Russia past Japan to close out both teams’ Volleyball Nations League slate. In a fairly even match, 27 Polish errors helped the Dominican Republic to a four-set win, snapping a seven-match losing skid.
Poland plays host to Pool 18 with Dominican Republic, Japan & Russia at the 2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Turkey won its third straight match in Thailand with a dominant offensive showing in a sweep of South Korea. Japan mounted an awe-inspiring comeback effort, rallying from down 2-0 in the match, down five points in Set 4 and facing two match-points in Set 5 to steal away a victory over Thailand.
A strong service game and dominant hitting effort led by Yuki Ishii pushed Japan past South Korea on Wednesday, while an all-around team effort and four double-digit scorers lifted Turkey to a four-set win over Thailand.
Turkey kept pace with the top group in VNL play with a four-set win over Japan. Fourteen blocks and 20-point efforts by Jin Yang Hyo and Kim Yeon Koung helped Korea snap a four-match win streak on Tuesday.
Turkey leads Pool 15 of the Women’s FIVB Volleyball Nations League with Japan, Korea and Thailand.
Japan was just too much for Argentina offensively, registering 15 more kills, in a sweep, which mathematically eliminated Argentina from Final 6 contention. Paola Egonu and Miryam Fatime Sylla paced Italy with double-digit scoring efforts as the Italians issued top-ranked China their first loss in Pool 12.
2018 FIVB WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONS LEAGUE – WEEK 3 / POOL 12 May 29-31, 2018 Hong Kong Coliseum (Capacity: 12,500)…