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Shimizu leads Panasonic to victory over Kal-Kalleh


Kunihiro Shimizu was the main offensive weapon for Panasonic Panthers in the victory over Kal Kalleh on Wednesday

Betim, Brazil, October 16, 2013 – Kunihiro Shimizu hammered a tournament-high 27 points, including three blocks and three aces, to lead the 3-1 (25-19, 24-26, 30-28, 25-16) victory of Panasonic Panthers of Japan over Iran’s Kal-Kalleh of Iran in Pool A of the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship on Wednesday at Divino Braga Gymnasium.

The victory allowed Panasonic to even their win-loss record to 1-1 while Kal-Kalleh dropped to 0-2.

Brazilian Dante Amaral contributed 16 points to the triumph of the Japanese club, while Tatsuya Fukuzawa added 13. Shinya Yamazoe and the captain Kenji Shirasawa each tallied 11 points.

Rheza Ghara was the best scorer of the defeated side with 16 points, followed by Seyed Sajjadi and Alireza Nadi who charted 11 apiece. Motjaba Mirzajanpour finished with 10 points.

Kal-Kalleh totaled 13 blocks as a team to 9 by the winners. The Panthers held a 6-3 advantage in the aces category.

Kal-Kalleh took the lead 8-5 following some sloppy plays by Panasonic.  The Panthers reacted with good defensive plays to equalize at 10-all when Kunihiro Shimizu blocked the spike by Reza Ghara. Moments later, Shimizu scored two consecutive aces for a 13-11 score. They were in front 16-14 and expanded the lead to 20-14 thanks to the block by Shinya Yamazoe against Ghara. The Panthers took the first set 25-19 with Yuki Ito blocking Seyed Sajjadi.

The Iranian club was in front 8-6 in the second set. When play resumed Alireza Jadidi blocked Yamazoe for a three-point gap. A bad streak of unforced errors by Kal-Kalleh allowed the Panthers to take the lead 14-13. Two spikes by Fukuzawa sent Panasonic to a 16-14 advantage. They increased to 21-18 when Takahisa Otake blocked Milad Ebadipour, but then committed two consecutive errors to close the score at 21-20. Kal Kalleh tied at 23 and took the lead 24-23 with the block by Alireza Nadi against Dante Amaral. The Iranian side won it 26-24 with the block by Mojtaba Mirzajanpour off Shimizu.

The left-hander Shimizu put the Panthers in front 8-7. The Panthers then took the wrong path and committed five unforced errors allowing Kal-Kalleh to take a 16-13 advantage. Sajjadi took care of maintaining the three-point difference at 22-19 despite the offensive exploits by Shimizu. Consecutive spikes by Yamazoe and Shimizu cut the distance to 22-21 and we had a tied score at 24-all when Shimizu landed his third ace of the match. The duel continued until one spike by Shimizu combined with one out-of-bounds attack by Mirzajanpour for the 30-28 score in favor of Panasonic.

Panasonic took an 8-6 lead in the fourth set. The distance widened to 10-6 with two spikes in a row by Dante and Shimizu. The Panthers didn’t stop and built a commanding 16-9 advantage at the second TTO and went on to take the set 25-16 and the match with local hero Dante scoring the last two points for the winners. 









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