FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Japan defeat Rwanda in straight sets


Japan's Yuki Ishikawa scored 20 points.

 Mexicali, Mexico, July 5 2013 - Yuki Ishikawa scored 20 points in Japan's victory over Rwanda in the second match of round robin phase for places 17-20 at FIVB Boys U19' World Championship celebrated on Friday.

Japan won in straight sets (25-10, 25-20, 25-14) and showed a good serve dominance with 9 aces (3 by Taishi Onodera and 3 by Eiro Motoki) against none by Rwanda.

Onodera was also the second best scorer for the Japanese team with 12 points, while Rwanda had Samuel Niyogisubizo as their leader in the stats with same digits. 

Japan also had very good defensive performance and their setting game was very effective with middle blocker Yuki Suzuki and libero Yano Rikiya, as well as Motoki, who assembled 15 of the 25 successful plays to guarantee an effective attack for the Asian team.


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