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Tuesday, January 16th 2018, 10:45pm

Author: sitenoise

Highlghts from last weekend's games

Sat 13 Jan 2018 13:00 Ageo Medics v Toyota Body Queens ... 2–3 13:00 Toray Arrows v Denso Airybees ... 2–3 15:00 Hisamitsu Springs v JT Marvelous ... 3–0 Sun 14 Jan 2018 13:00 Ageo Medics v Hitachi Rivale ... 3–0 13:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Denso Airybees ... 3–0 Ongoing season results, highlights, and schedule in ->this post

Monday, January 15th 2018, 4:03am

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

This youtube channel is posting a few V.League games captured in much better quality than the usual crap streams. Seems like it favors Hisamitsu games though. Volleyball TV HD Most of the Empress Cup games are there

Sunday, January 14th 2018, 8:49pm

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

Quoted from "Canter" do you really find NEC match easy pickin ? Sadly, yes. But I can't put my finger on exactly why ... but I did become aware recently that, aside from the one OH that never plays, #04 Ayana Oyama, all their attackers are kids. I refer to #13 Misaki Yamauchi as a newcomer youngster. She's the oldest one of the bunch at 22 years old. Koga and Yanagita are 21; Hirose is 20; Aratani is 19. I keep looking for excuses

Sunday, January 14th 2018, 8:29pm

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

Quoted from "Canter" what a competition btw Toray and Toyoto for fourth place ! Toray is just 1 point ahead ..the other stats are almost the same For the last three games both of them play NEC and Hitachi. Easy pickins. Toyota also plays the depleted Denso, while Toray faces Hisamitsu. Toyota could pull ahead. It would be great if Toyota played Toray the last game of the season in an ultimate shootout, but alas.

Sunday, January 14th 2018, 7:18pm

Author: sitenoise

Sun 14 Jan 2018 Results

13:00 Ageo Medics v Hitachi Rivale ... 3–0 13:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Denso Airybees ... 3–0 Ageo v Hitachi: Okay I give up. Hitachi won't make the playoffs this year. I'll never know why my love, Arisa Sato, didn't play with the NT in 2017, and now, if Hitachi gets demoted to the Challenge League, VL2, her career may come to a sad end and I'll never see her again. Sads. After my first year of enjoying Japanese Volleyball, the two players I picked as most favorite, Saori Sakoda and Akari Oumi, bo...

Sunday, January 14th 2018, 8:32am

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

Quoted from "brahmin" However, if the teams don't run the middle after the first pass (sadly many Japanese national teams have this action) you are forcing the outside hitters to be really efficient as the rally continues. With Foluke she opens up the offense for the outsides because you have to make sure you are blocking Foluke. That little difference is everything. I love Erika, but she does not get the ball enough. I think I understand that. I think it also sheds some light on something I he...

Saturday, January 13th 2018, 8:51pm

Author: sitenoise

Sat 13 Jan 2018 Results

Only three games played last night (only two tonight). Unfortunately, neither of the two games I watched had commentary. I don't understand Japanese but hearing the commentary adds a lot to my enjoyment of the games. 13:00 Ageo Medics v Toyota Body Queens ... 2–3 13:00 Toray Arrows v Denso Airybees ... 2–3 15:00 Hisamitsu Springs v JT Marvelous ... 3–0 Ageo v Body Queens: I don't enjoy watching Ageo so I have no idea why it took Toyota 5 sets to beat them. Toray v Denso: I'm often surprised by Y...

Saturday, January 13th 2018, 7:07am

Author: sitenoise

My Little Sweet Pea, Airi Tahara, carried off the court

She went up for a monster block alongside Chris Furst and came down on Chris's foot: This makes me very sad.

Wednesday, January 10th 2018, 6:09pm

Author: sitenoise

Little Hightlight Videos from last Weekend

Sat 06 Jan 2018 13:00 JT Marvelous v Toyota Body Queens ... 3–1 13:00 NEC Red Rockets v Denso Airybees ... 2–3 15:00 Ageo Medics v Toray Arrows ... 1–3 15:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Hitachi Rivale ... 3–0 Sun 07 Jan 2018 13:00 Ageo Medics v JT Marvelous ... 2–3 13:00 Denso Airybees v Hitachi Rivale ... 3–0 15:00 NEC Red Rockets v Hisamitsu Springs ... 0–3 15:00 Toyota Body Queens v Toray Arrows ... 3–2 Ongoing season results, highlights, and schedule in ->this post

Tuesday, January 9th 2018, 8:24pm

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

Quoted from "Canter" i didnt know four matches were left, after empress cup..are you sure ?17+4 =21 matches ??? if so Denso has no chance for second place I'm just looking at the schedule posted in >this post<. I think it's correct as I believe I read somewhere that every team plays each other team three times. 21 games.

Tuesday, January 9th 2018, 3:47am

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

JT won't blunder their second place standing. Four matches left, eleven points ahead of Denso. JT would have to lose every game. Not gonna happen. Denso would have to win every game also, which includes JT, Hisamitsu, and Toyota. I think the standings right now are where they'll be at the end. Toyota and Toray could swap, as Toyota has a marginally easier last four games: Ageo, Denso, NEC, Hitachi. Toray has: Denso, NEC, Hitachi, Hisamitsu. But one never knows! JT has one more chance to spoil Hi...

Monday, January 8th 2018, 1:39am

Author: sitenoise

Sun 07 Jan 2018 Results

13:00 Ageo Medics v JT Marvelous ... 2–3 13:00 Denso Airybees v Hitachi Rivale ... 3–0 15:00 NEC Red Rockets v Hisamitsu Springs ... 0–3 15:00 Toyota Body Queens v Toray Arrows ... 3–2 NEC is playing a new setter since the break #09 Yuna Okuyama. She seems a little slow. Shimamura and Aratani started and played the bulk of minutes. No sign of Ueno! NEC was competitive for two sets and then took a trip to suckville. I was happy with Aratani's performance (12 kills, 4 errors). Denso didn't play Ku...

Sunday, January 7th 2018, 6:25am

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

I don't know why #3 Nanaka Sakamoto gets all the playing time over #4 Rei Kudo. Denso's sweeps Hitachi tonight. New player #19 Miyu Kubota did okay-ish receiving and attacking but seemed out of sync on floor defense. I feel sorry for Hitachi, and by that I mean I feel sorry for myself because I like them and they stink. No one can play defense except Arisa. Yurie Nabeya is getting so good at slapping the ball in some weird direction as a method of scoring.

Sunday, January 7th 2018, 5:23am

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

Hitachi is playing one of their new acquisitions: #19 Miyu Kubota. Denso is serving every ball to her

Saturday, January 6th 2018, 10:10pm

Author: sitenoise

Sat 06 Jan 2018 Results

13:00 JT Marvelous v Toyota Body Queens ... 3–1 13:00 NEC Red Rockets v Denso Airybees ... 2–3 15:00 Ageo Medics v Toray Arrows ... 1–3 15:00 Hisamitsu Springs v Hitachi Rivale ... 3–0 JT had a little payback for the Body Queens. Kitsui is back in uniform for JT, subbed in a few sets. Neriman has added blond highlights to her ponytail. Toyota has added 3 or 4 new Body Queens to their roster. Only one I recognized is Ayaka Sugi from the U23 team. It was an entertaining, hard fought match with no ...

Thursday, January 4th 2018, 8:37pm

Author: sitenoise

A Denso Report

Watched the Denso v Toray match. Pretty solid Denso win, but Toray played without Mari Horikawa. The crowd sang Happy Birthday to still-on-the-injured-list Riho Ōtake. Still very much enjoying Denso. Some of the things I'm liking: They are sticking with a tighter lineup than earlier in the season, keeping Captain Mizuho Ishida on the floor more minutes. She plays OP when rotation calls for it. This means fewer minutes for southpaw Aya Horie. I'm cool with that. Horie's been okay but I think it's...

Tuesday, January 2nd 2018, 8:45pm

Author: sitenoise

Empress Cup Semi Final Videos

Volleyball TV HD appears to be uploading some streams we missed. 2017.12.23 Empress Cup Semi NEC v Toyota https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GvZPNeLNrw Set 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j47b9keRU8w Set 2 https://youtu.be/DLDsoPrjP-g Set 3 https://youtu.be/ecxUt7XZJj0 Set 4 2017.12.23 Empress Cup Semi Toray v Denso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlBpICHHnqw set 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJKn6LKPlt8 set 2p1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju_PLjULFmg set 2p2 https://www.youtube.com/watc...

Friday, December 29th 2017, 1:09am

Author: sitenoise

Congrats to Tijana and her team.

Forgive me a moment of <rant> which I hope you are able to read as sincere. I don't watch much Euro-volleyball but I really admire and appreciate that Serbia sits atop the volleyball world. It's a cool story. I'm new to the volleyball thing and occasionally at cocktail parties and such I will mention my newfound passion. It breaks my heart that the one and only thing* most people know about women's indoor volleyball is that picture the Serbian team took when they qualified for the WCh--because a...

Wednesday, December 27th 2017, 7:29pm

Author: sitenoise

Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018

Quoted from "haley" props to my team - DENSO Major props to your team! This Empress Cup Final was hands down the most emotionally invested I've been in a volleyball game this season. I really like the Body Queens, but there's something special about goofy underdogs rising to the top. And frankly, Airi Tahara has stolen my heart What a story it would have been for Denso to beat Hisamitsu and then take the gold. It's going to be interesting to see what kind of boost Denso gets from this going int...