FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Japan fly to their second win in Pool B

Japan celebrate their second win at FIVB Women's U20 World Champs. The Asians improve their win-loss ratio to 2-0.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 22, 2013 – In their second match at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship, Japan booked their second victory by sweeping Colombia in straight sets (25-18, 25-16, 25-17). The South Americans tried their best to hold Japan’s pace, but were unable to cope with the agility and speed the Asians displayed on Saturday afternoon.   

Wing spikers Doi Sakura and Oda Momokaled led Japan with 13 points each while on Colombia’s side Danna Escobar booked 16 points for her team. 

Right from the beginning of the match, Japan put a lot of pressure on the Colombian defence. The tall and athletic South Americans started slowly, but geared up towards the end of the first set. However, Japan proved too strong for the team of coach Mauro Marasciulo. The story of the match did not change in the second and third set with Japan sailing to their second win in Brno, Czech Republic. 

In an All-Asian duel, Japan will challenge China on Sunday while Colombia continue their Women’s U20 campaign against Thailand.

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