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Saturday, January 27th 2018, 9:11pm

Sat 27 Jan 2018 Results

I was wondering the same thing about Nabeya, but Denso prevailed over JT and takes the 3rd seat (over Toyota) by virtue of Total Set Points 42-41 vs 41-40. (They weren't trying to take the #2 seed from JT, that's out of range). Toyota did all they could, winning their last 6 in a row, but, alas. Denso's payback for the Empress Cup. :box:

13:00 Ageo Medics v Hisamitsu Springs 0–3
13:00 NEC Red Rockets v Toyota Body Queens 1–3
15:00 JT Marvelous v Denso Airybees 1–3
15:00 Toray Arrows v Hitachi Rivale 1–3

Ageo v Hisamitsu
: Didn't watch it, but I'm surprised Hisamitsu continued to play their NT players. Okay, Whoopdy Do! Hisamitsu (most likely) goes undefeated for the season. Congratulations :drink:

NEC v Toyota
: Oh well. NEC, they let me down. They brought in Yanagita(OP) and Yamaguchi(S) midway in the first set and I thought that meant they wanted to win. They took the first set to overtime but lost it. Then they crushed it in Set 2=25-16. Then failure. Oh well :white: With a win tonight (unlikely) against JT and a Toray loss against Hisamitsu, NEC can capture 5th place--which is only a teeny weeny bit less embarrassing than 6th place for the reigning champions.

JT v Denso: JT gave the starting spot back to Kitsui over mid-season pickup Meguro. Kitsui went 2/16. Oops! Brankica=24/75. Yawn. #1 Aika Akutagawa. Fact.=9/24, which is a lot of swings for a pipsqueak MB. She also had 5 blocks. I wonder if she'll marry me. :rose: We'll never know why Nabeya hardly played 0/0, but Sakamoto, Furst, and Marvel Comics Superhero Kudo had decent games. Sakamoto went 20/60 with a couple blocks and an ace. Kudo went 12/40 with 4 blocks and an ace. Furst was 11/15 with no errors and 4 blocks. I'm really happy for Denso. Beating JT without My Little Sweet Pea, Airi Tahara setting tells me they still got something. Definitely the feel good surprise team of the year. They played in the minors last year. Welcome back!

Toray v Hitachi
: Haven't watched this one yet. Poor Toray. That's 4 losses in a row and they play Hisamitsu tonight. They looked so promising earlier in the year. Kurogo=12/40; only 3 service errors; reception was 53/31/9. I've expressed disappointment in Kurogo, but for a kid to come into the league at 19 years old and receive over 100 more serves than Yuki Ishii ... respect!

Tonight is the last night of the regular season:

13:00 Toray Arrows v Hisamitsu Springs
13:00 JT Marvelous v NEC Red Rockets

The only questions remaining are whether Hisamitsu remains undefeated for the year (likely) and who will end up in last place, NEC or Toray (likely NEC).

So it looks like it's going to be:
1 Hisamitsu Springs
2 JT Marvelous
3 Denso Airybees
4 Toyota Body Queens
5 Toray Arrows - 24pts
6 NEC Red Rockets

:wavy: :
7 Ageo Medics
8 Hitachi Rivale

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Sunday, January 28th 2018, 5:11am

NEC played 17 of their 21 games "at home" this season. This last game is on the road at JT. They're starting Shimamura, Yamaguchi, and Aratani. Lets see what happens.

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Sunday, January 28th 2018, 7:00am

2 sets to 1 JT over NEC. NEC took the first one.

NEC switched to Yamauchi over Aratani with disastrous results. Yamauchi may not be 100%. Maybe she doesn't like coming off the bench.

JT did the opposite. Switched to Meguro over Kitsui with wondrous results. Kanisugi is playing for Tanaka. Don't know any status of Tanaka.

Set 3 ended with a Koga v Brankica shootout into overtime. It was a stalemate so Meguro took over and won the set for JT.

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Sunday, January 28th 2018, 7:13am

Yuka Meguro is a little beast. Great mid season pickup by JT. Too bad she's 170cm.

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Sunday, January 28th 2018, 7:23am

NEC wins the 4th set. Both sets NEC has won were given to them by a JT service error at set point. ouch, JT

Lots of poor playing, but overall enjoyable for this last game between the team I wanted to be good and the team that turned out to be good. Glad it's going to a tie break

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Sunday, January 28th 2018, 8:19am

NEC! :drink:

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Sunday, January 28th 2018, 8:30am

Final Standings Regular Round

1 Hisamitsu Springs ----- 61pts ... 21-0 -- (63,11)
2 JT Marvelous - ---------40pts ... 13-8 -- (50,34 )
3 Denso Airybees - ------32pts ... 11-10 -- (42,41)
4 Toyota Body Queens - 32pts ... 11-10 -- (41,40)
5 NEC Red Rockets - ----26pts ... 8-13 -- (36,45)
6 Toray Arrows - --------24pts ... 8-13 -- (33,47)


7 Ageo Medics - --------22pts ... 7-14 -- (32,48 )
8 Hitachi Rivale - -----15pts ... 5-16 -- (25,56)

Taken from ScoresPro Hope it's accurate

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Monday, January 29th 2018, 1:35am

NEC played 17 of their 21 games "at home" this season. This last game is on the road at JT. They're starting Shimamura, Yamaguchi, and Aratani. Lets see what happens.


NEC only played four home games. Two in Kawasaki and two in Tokyo, right next to Kawasaki.

V.League Schedule (in Japanese)

In Japan many matches are played at neutral sites. One team will be considered the home team for those matches.
With the new VLeague next year, it will change to more of a home arena setting. There will still be a few neutral sites, but way fewer than before.

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Monday, January 29th 2018, 1:52am

Ahh, so being the "designated" home team doesn't mean it's played on home turf. That NEC would have had that lopsided of a schedule seemed odd. I was just looking at this from ScoresPro:


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Tuesday, January 30th 2018, 11:46pm

Highlights from the last weekend of the regular season

Sat 27 Jan 2018
13:00 Ageo Medics v Hisamitsu Springs 0–3
13:00 NEC Red Rockets v Toyota Body Queens 1–3
15:00 JT Marvelous v Denso Airybees 1–3
15:00 Toray Arrows v Hitachi Rivale 1–3

Sun 28 Jan 2018
13:00 Toray Arrows v Hisamitsu Springs 0–3
13:00 JT Marvelous v NEC Red Rockets 2–3

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Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 12:01am

FINAL 6 Schedule

To the best of my Google Translate abilities, I think this is it. Not sure about the times. I think they are all played at the same time, 11:00 Japan Time for the Saturday games, 13:00 for the Sunday games, but I dunno

Sat 10 Feb 2018
11:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Toyota Body Queens ... 3–2
13:00 JT Marvelous v Toray Arrows ... 3–1
Denso Airybees v NEC Red Rockets

Sun 11 Feb 2018
Hisamitsu Springs v Toray Arrows
JT Marvelous v Toyota Body Queens

Sat 17 Feb 2018
Hisamitsu Springs v NEC Red Rockets
JT Marvelous v Denso Airybees
Toyota Body Queens v Toray Arrows

Sun 18 Feb 2018
Hisamitsu Springs v Denso Airybees
JT Marvelous v NEC Red Rockets

Sat 24 Feb 2018
Toyota Body Queens v NEC Red Rockets
Denso Airybees v Toray Arrows
Hisamitsu Springs v JT Marvelous

Sun 25 Feb 2018
NEC Red Rockets v Toray Arrows
Toyota Body Queens v Denso Airybees

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "sitenoise" (Feb 10th 2018, 8:13am)


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Wednesday, January 31st 2018, 12:21am

Are back to back games the norm in J League? Thanks.

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Thursday, February 1st 2018, 4:15am

Are back to back games the norm in J League? Thanks.

This is my first year watching, or paying attention anyway, so I can't help with an answer.

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Thursday, February 1st 2018, 7:06am

Quoted from "jetmasters"
Are back to back games the norm in J League? Thanks.


This is my first year watching, or paying attention anyway, so I can't help with an answer.


Yes, they have been the norm, other than some weekends when only one match is played per team, which can be one match only. Men did it earlier this year as two matches in the same venue between 4 teams over 2 days, so a little odd.

Saturday games are tripleheader, back to back to back. Start at 11:00 with 20-30 minutes before the following match and then the same for the last match.

Sunday matches are just a doubleheader and start at 13:00.

Final 3 semifinals, Saturday 13:00, Sunday 12:00

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Tuesday, February 6th 2018, 3:04am

2017-2018 V-League Regular Season Awards

Best Scorer: Neriman Gencyurek (nee Özsoy) (Toyota Auto Body Queenseis) - 580 points; Full Ranking
Best Spiker: Foluke Akinradewo (Hitsamitsu Springs) - 60.3%; Full Ranking
Best Blocker: Erika Araki (Toyota Auto Body Queenseis) - 0.85 per set; Full Ranking
Best Server: Yuka Kanasugi (JT Marvelous) - 17.4%; Full Ranking
Best Receiver: Risa Shinnabe (Hitsamitsu Springs) - 63.0%; Full Ranking

Source: vleague.or.jp/news_topics/article/id=20391

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Tuesday, February 6th 2018, 3:19am

2017-2018 V-League Regular Season Awards

Best Scorer: Neriman Gencyurek (nee Özsoy) (Toyota Auto Body Queenseis) - 580 points; Full Ranking
Best Spiker: Foluke Akinradewo (Hitsamitsu Springs) - 60.3%; Full Ranking
Best Blocker: Erika Araki (Toyota Auto Body Queenseis) - 0.85 per set; Full Ranking
Best Server: Yuka Kanasugi (JT Marvelous) - 17.4%; Full Ranking
Best Receiver: Risa Shinnabe (Hitsamitsu Springs) - 63.0%; Full Ranking

Source: vleague.or.jp/news_topics/article/id=20391
Risa :heart: :heart:
FIGHTING! :super:

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Tuesday, February 6th 2018, 3:43am

Risa :heart: :heart:

It was a back and forth shootout between Risa and Arisa all season. Congrats to Risa! :super:

I love to think of the Japanese NT with Risa, Arisa, and Yuki in the back row for serve reception. Priceless

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Thursday, February 8th 2018, 6:36am

I wish this was a team

These are the players I had the most fun watching and who impressed me the most during the regular round. My All-Star Team.

Libero: #15 Yumi Nakagawa (Toray), #5 Arisa Satō (Hitachi)
Setter: #17 Airi Tahara (Denso), #4 Momoko Higane (Toyota)
Middle Blocker: #16 Foluke Akinradewo (Hisamitsu), #1 Aika Akutagawa. Fact (JT), #3 Mai Okumura (JT)
Wings: #13 Neriman Gencyurek (Toyota), #13 Misaki Yamauchi (NEC), #4 Rei Kudo (Denso), #15 Yurie Nabeya (Denso), #6 Yuki Ishii (Hisamitsu), #13 Miwako Osanai (Hitachi), #3 Saori Takahashi (Toyota)

I enjoyed #11 Megumi Kurihara (Hitachi) a lot offensively but she's such a black hole on defense she can't make the cut

#12 Yuka Imamura (Hisamitsu) was more impressive than #2 Sarina Koga (NEC)

Honorable mention to #11 Erika Araki (Toyota) for continuing to be #11 Erika Araki

#10 Kotoe Inoue (JT) and #16 Shiori Aratani (NEC) didn't play enough for the judges

Risa Shinnabe was quietly impressive

Love After Dark

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Thursday, February 8th 2018, 12:09pm

the players i like and remember from the matches i have watched : Kudo,Osanai,number 2 from JT,Horikawa..Neriman's teammate Takahashi is not bad either.she seems to be an athletic player
Nabeya is already an NT member so i already expected good/better from her..
i think there are a few other names but i cant remember what their names or their teams are..i havent watch many matches
meso mi ra se beno...

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Saturday, February 10th 2018, 3:12am

Hisamitsu v Toyota on now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvKnDxwsXFY

That Hisamitsu is starting Kotoh at setter suggests they are taking this seriously

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