FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAGUE 2012
FINAL REPORT
19
POOL
A
INTERCONTINENTAL ROUND HIGHLIGHTS
RUS CUB SRB JPN
HAMAMATSU,
JAPAN
May 18
RUS 3-2 SRB
25-21 25-22 19-25 20-25 15-9
May 18
JPN 0-3 CUB
22-25 26-28 20-25
May 19
CUB 1-3 SRB
19-25 25-20 25-27 25-27
May 19
JPN 2-3 RUS
25-20 23-25 16-25 25-19 12-15
May 20
JPN 2-3 SRB
25-22 21-25 27-25 19-25 12-15
May 20
CUB 3-2 RUS
23-25 25-17 25-20 18-25 15-10
POOL A
ROUND
1
RANKING
Matches
Total Points
Pts Won Lost Won Lost Ratio
1
SRB Serbia
6
2 1 313 302 1.036
2
CUB Cuba
5
2 1 278 264 1.053
3
RUS Russia
5
2 1 305 309 0.987
4
JPN Japan
2
0 3 273 294 0.929
The Japanese players realised they too needed
to improve. “Moving forward, I feel the team
should make the most of our opportunities or
future games will be hard,” Fukuzawa stated.
We’ll draw on this experience though and make
improvements for next time.”
Japan setter Shigeru Kondoh said the team
was disappointed after losing to Serbia: “We
could use more quickness, and the quality of
our combinations could be better as well.”
Meanwhile, Japan captain Takahiro Yamamoto
said it was up to each member to focus on the
task at hand. “One mistake could mean the
game,” he pointed out.
Serbia’s Marko Podrascanin collected 22 blocks in
Pool A, including 11 in three games against Cuba
Russia’s Alexey
Obmochaev recorded
12
digs against Japan
in Round 1 – his busiest
day in Pool A
Fukuzawa Tatsuya’s best game of Round 1 came
against Serbia, earning 22 of the 52 points he
collected that weekend
Yoandry Diaz
recorded an 8.20
set average against
Russia, also adding
four blocks
Japan veteran Koshiya
Akira saw limited action
in Round 1, scoring three
points in three games
before bowing out