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brahmin

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Saturday, March 10th 2018, 5:30am

Opening day, NEC scored 9 points in a set against Hisamitsu. Hisamitsu was locked in as soon as it started.

3 at first TTO, 2 more at second TTO and 4 more by 25. JT have to turn it around.

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Saturday, March 10th 2018, 6:36am

JT Marvelous, choke artists.

Hisamitsu wins [25-9 , 25-20 , 25-21]

For a few breezy moments in Set 3 it looked like JT might have gotten their choke out of the way early and were finding their feet, but alas. "You can get 3 or 4 or 5 points ahead of Hisamitsu, but only up to 20. They don't give it to you after that. Then they beat you."

It's not over yet

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Monday, March 12th 2018, 3:13pm

Sorry for the question, but I don't know where to post it. How did Faucette perform this year? She didn't reach the top positions with her team?

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Monday, March 12th 2018, 7:01pm

Sorry for the question, but I don't know where to post it. How did Faucette perform this year? She didn't reach the top positions with her team?

Wish I could help you but I don't know who that is

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Monday, March 12th 2018, 8:33pm

clear win by Hisamitsu..

how many more matches do they need to win the league ?
meso mi ra se beno...

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Monday, March 12th 2018, 10:01pm

how many more matches do they need to win the league ?


One. The Finals are a two match thing--with a Golden Set if needed.

Check this link, it should display your local time if you are interested

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euzAcBwJpBA
[/url]

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Monday, March 12th 2018, 10:36pm

how many more matches do they need to win the league ?


One. The Finals are a two match thing--with a Golden Set if needed.

Check this link, it should display your local time if you are interested

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euzAcBwJpBA
[/url]

ok.
meso mi ra se beno...

328

Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 7:46pm

V.League All Stars announced

In order to show the world that Japan loves volleyball most in the world, the V.League posted the All-Star picks in a un-google-translatable JPG. This isn't 1995, Japan. Idiots!

As an introduction they mentioned Haruka Miyashita got the most fan votes, and that "Neriman, Gen Shrek (Toyota Auto Body Quincy's), served as a captain in the Chinese Taipei national team" ... or something, for some reason.

There are pictures of Miyashita and Megumi Kurihara accompanying the announcement.

It's difficult being a fan of Japanese volleyball.

329

Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 9:22pm

V.League All Star Rosters

@brahmin posted the rosters at VolleyMob

Women’s Fan Vote Team


Setters
Miya Sato, Hitachi Rivale
Kanami Tashiro, Toray Arrows

Middle Blockers
Shiori Aratani, NEC Red Rockets
Mai Okumura, JT Marvelous
Nana Iwasaka, Hisamitsu Springs
Haruyo Shimamura, NEC Red Rockets

Outside Hitters (including Opposites)
Megumi Kurihara, Hitachi Rivale
Miyu Nagaoka, Hisamitsu Springs
Yuki Ishii, Hisamitsu Springs
Sarina Koga, NEC Red Rockets
Mizuki Yanagita, NEC Red Rockets
Risa Shinnabe, Hisamitsu Springs

Liberos
Arisa Sato, Hitachi Rivale
Yumi Nakagawa, Toray Arrows (replacing Kotoe Inoue, JT) [What's up with Inoue?]


Women’s V-League Selection Team

Setters
Koyomi Tominaga, Ageo Medics
Misaki Tanaka, JT Marvelous

Middle Blockers
Erika Araki, Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
Aika Akutagawa, JT Marvelous ------------------- :obey:
Risa Ishii, Denso Airybees
Ayaka Matsumoto, Ageo Medics

Outside Hitters (including Opposites)
Saori Takahashi, Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
Neriman Ozsoy, Toyota Auto Body Queenseis
Yurie Nabeya, Denso Airybees
Kenia Carcaces, Ageo Medics
Ai Kurogo, Toray Arrows
Yuka Kanasugi, JT Marvelous

Liberos
Mika Yamada, Denso Airybees
Mako Kobata, JT Marvelous

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Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 10:40pm

I wonder what's up with Kotoe Inoue. I guess we'll find out this weekend if it's due to an injury or not--if she plays in the Final Game against Hisamitsu. I'm very happy to see Toray's Yumi Nakagawa picked as her replacement--she's one I've singled out for greatness.

Surprised and happy NEC's Shiori Aratani was picked by the fans (we know what fan voting is all about, though--she had a fashioable haircut for a while).

Not a lot of other surprises from the V.League's picks, which is troubling if it foreshadows what's coming for the NT. They picked JT's Misaki Tanaka for setter. Bad news. They should acknowledge a couple of the youngsters coming up. The only "new" girl they're promoting is JT's OH Yuka Kanasugi. She showed some signs of goodness this year but very inconsistently.

Kenia Carcaces over Brankica Mihajlović? Give me a Break!

By moving Risa Ishii to MB they found a place for her. I'm cool with that. I like her, but in the long line of OHs Japan has, she's not at the top.

Finally, JT's #1 Aika Akutagawa. Fact. Way to go V.League! :drink:

ps - @brahmin posted:

"For the women, Megumi Kurihara of Hitachi Rivale received the most votes with 16,200."

The V.League site posted:

"Win votes most players of fan voting, boys, "Takamatsu Shokuya players (Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza)", the girls was "Miyashita Harukasenshu (Okayama Seagulls)".

So ... I dunno.

331

Tuesday, March 13th 2018, 11:05pm

What!?!?

No Foluke Akinradewo? Clearly the MVP of the league.

Maybe she and Brankica have to leave the country for some reason.

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Friday, March 16th 2018, 12:56am

There are two games for each sex in the All-Star Games. One is the Premier League (top level) and then one for the Challenge League I & II (second and third divisions).

With Miyashita's team in the second division, that is why her picture was put on the webpage. Miyashita for the women actually had the highest votes in all divisions, while Kurihara was top in the women's Premier League.

I wrote the article about the top division because if people are following the lower divisions outside of Japan, they must really volleyball at all levels.

The fan voting system was a little weird. A player could get a vote easily for 1 point, but if they found a special "stamp (for less of a better term)" at the matches to vote, then the player could get more points (instead of one). V.League gave no breakdown of single vs. multiple votes, so we'll never know.

333

Friday, March 16th 2018, 2:39am

Thanks for the clarification. Do you know why Kotoe Inoue has been substituted out?

And not that it might be something to know, but why no Foluke? Clearly one of the standout best performers in the league this year. Is there some rule like only two foreigners on the All Star Team?

334

Saturday, March 17th 2018, 7:18am

Hmmm ... JT is starting #11 Yuka Meguro and brand new acquisition--18 y/old #12 I can Hayashi while Kitsui, KANASUGI, and Tanaka warm the bench. Down 1–8 at the first TTO

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Saturday, March 17th 2018, 7:23am

What worst is that JT hasn't scored a point by themselves yet, that 1 point was from a Hisamitsu service error.

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Saturday, March 17th 2018, 7:42am

That wasn't a good first set for JT :what:

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Saturday, March 17th 2018, 7:07pm

Anyone know who the woman on the left is?



These are the two women who have brought me much joy in commentating the V.League matches. The woman on the right is, I believe, Motoko Obayashi. The woman on the left looks a bit like Koyomi Tominaga (but it's not).

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "sitenoise" (Apr 18th 2018, 6:59pm)


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Saturday, March 17th 2018, 10:22pm



These are the two women who have brought me much joy in commentating the V.League matches. The woman on the right is, I believe, Motoko Obayashi. The woman on the left looks a bit like Koyomi Tominaga (but it's not).


Ohbayashi was on the right, but it is Tominaga. I saw the note on the video in Japanese. Ohbayashi is basically the women’s voice of Japanese volleyball any time anywhere.

I have not seen a reason for Inoue being replaced on the all-star team.

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Sunday, March 18th 2018, 12:35am

Ohbayashi was on the right, but it is Tominaga

Cool! Thanks

She must have been a special guest for the Final. Leaves me in the dark as to who was commentating all season with Ohbayashi. Whomever it was really added to my enjoyment of the games.

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Sunday, March 18th 2018, 3:59am

Final match results - Hisamitsu are Champs!

JT 0-3 Hisamitsu [14-25 , 21-25 , 20-25]

Super weird JT brought in an 18 year old out of nowhere, never seen her play before, and benched Kitsui and KANASUGI who's always spelled in ALL CAPS. Tanaka may have a boo-boo, as she didn't play at all, but the K-sisters subbed a little tiny bit and scored zero. The 18 y/old was 22/5.

Foluke = 12/10.

I think Yuki won the Most Beautiful Player award.

FIN