Japan - V.League V2 (Division 2, Women) 2018-2019

  • Sat 8 Dec 2018 Week 5, Day 9 Results

    Home Team Away Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats
    GSS Tokyo 3-0 Osaka 25-19 25-19 25-17 75-55 Stats
    Toyota
    0-3 Himeji 18-25 14-25 14-25 46-75 Stats
    Hamamatsu 1-3 JA Gifu 25-14 11-25 19-25 18-25 73-89 Stats
    Ohno oil 3-2 Kashiwa 25-22 20-25 25-20 15-25 16-14 101-106 Stats


    It's tough when you win the popular vote but lose the Electoral College, Kashiwa :(


    Himeji still rolling :)

  • Sun 9 Dec 2018 Week 5, Day 10 Results

    Home Team Away Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats
    GSS Tokyo 3-0 Prestige 25-20 25-23 25-16 75-59 Stats
    Toyota 0-3 JA Gifu 17-25 15-25 15-25 47-75 Stats
    Ohno oil 1-3 Gunma Bank 25-20 18-25 21-25 15-25 79-95 Stats
    Hamamatsu 0-3 Himeji 15-25 12-25 19-25 46-75 Stats


    Break Time until January 12, 2019

  • Standings 2018.12.09 -- after Week 4 (8 competition days)


    # Team Points Win Lose
    1 Victorina Himeji
    24 8 0
    2 JA Gifu Riorena
    23 8 1
    3 Gunma Bank Green Wings
    17 6 2
    4 GSS Tokyo Sunbeams
    17 5 3
    5 Prestige International Aran Mare
    12 4 4
    6 Kashiwa Angel Cross
    10 3 5
    7 Breath Hamamatsu
    9 3 5
    8 Ohno Oil Hiroshima Oilers
    8 3 5
    9 Tokyo Motor Valkyrie
    3 1 8
    10 Osaka Superiors
    0 0 8


    Can Himeji pull a Hisamitsu and go undefeated for the season?

  • I think the translation of head coach is unknown. Remember when the Turkish dude, Ferhat announced himself as Head Coach of Japan NT? :lol:

    Kantoku is manager (properly translated), there is also head coach (heddo kochi). Japan also uses assistant (ashisutanto kochi) as well.


    Manabe is the GM, so he is making the calls on players, while Takeshita (kantoku per Himeji website) coaches the team. She does have two coaches and a manager (I am guessing that the manager in this case makes all the travel arrangements, and makes sure everything is available for the team on game day).

  • Sat 12 Jan 2019 Results

    Home Team Away Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats
    Gunma Bank 3–1 GSS Tokyo 25-21 25-19 23-25 25-19 98–84 Stats
    Osaka 0–3 Ohno oil 22-25 24-26 22-25 68–76 Stats
    Hamamatsu 3–0 Prestige 21-25 25-17 16-25 25-21 15-12 102–100 Stats
    Kashiwa 1–3 Himeji 21-25 25-15 16-25 23-25 85–90 Stats


    Himeji remains undefeated. They have four new players I can't find a romanization for yet. One of them came in mid set 1 and took 18/49 swings, compare to Oliveira-17/48. Yuka Kanasugi subbed in set 2, went 1/11, sat back down. Yuki Kawai (S) was 5/8. Must have been from the dump train as I don't see her as an attacker.

  • Sun 13 Jan 2019 Results

    Home Team Away Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats
    Gunma Bank 3–1 Toyota 25-14 25-22 25-27 25-13 100–76 Stats
    Osaka 0–3 JA Gifu 18-25 14-25 14-25 46–75
    Stats
    Prestige 0–3 Himeji 18-25 18-25 21-25 57–75 Stats
    Kashiwa 3–2 Hamamatsu 24-26 26-28 25-19 25-12 15-10 115–95 Stats


    Himeji OH newcomer #20 Riho Sadakane (thanks brahmin ) 10/25 . Yuka Kanasugi 12/34.

    Himeji's three MBs went 14/25, 7/16, 5/9. That sounds fun. I wish I could have watched it.


    Foreigner Oliveira and adorable MB #09 Kana Yoshioka did not suit up. Yoshioka also didn't suit up yesterday.

  • Standings 2019.01.15 -- (12 competition days)


    # Team Points Win Lose
    1 Victorina Himeji
    30 10 0
    2 JA Gifu Riorena
    26 9 1
    3 Gunma Bank Green Wings
    23 8 2
    4 GSS Tokyo Sunbeams
    17 5 4
    5 Prestige International Aran Mare
    13 4 6
    6 Kashiwa Angel Cross
    12 4 6
    7 Breath Hamamatsu
    12 4 6
    8 Ohno Oil Hiroshima Oilers
    11 4 5
    9 Tokyo Motor Valkyrie
    3 1 9
    10 Osaka Superiors
    0 0 10


    Sat 02 FEB 2019:

    JA Gifu v Himeji should be fun.

  • Sat 19 Jan 2019 Results

    Home Team Away Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats
    Ohno oil 3–2 Kashiwa
    25-22 24-26 23-25 25-20 15-11 112–104 Stats
    Toyota 0–3 GSS Tokyo 23-25 18-25 18-25 59–75 Stats
    Hamamatsu 3–1 Gunma Bank 28-26 23-25 25-19 26-24 102–94 Stats
    Osaka 0–3 Himeji 15-25 15-25 21-25 51–75 Stats


    Himeji :super: still undefeated

    Kana Yoshioka has returned to the lineup :heart:

    Yuka Kanasugi 15/28 @53.6% You go girl!

    #14 Rie Takaki 5/10 and 4 blocks in 2 sets. She's fabulous and 36! One of my favorite players to watch.

    Yuki Kawai only played a set and a half. I didn't know Himeji even had another setter.


    The two Himeji matches from last weekend are available to watch for free at V.League TV. They don't broadcast any of them live but apparently there is only a seven day waiting period for On-Demand (compared to 30 days for V1 matches).

  • Sun 20 Jan 2019 Results

    Home Team Away Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats
    Toyota 0–3 Himeji 15-25 20-25 8-25 43–75 Stats
    Hamamatsu 0–3 Ohno oil 25-27 18-25 22-25 65–77 Stats
    Osaka 0–3 GSS Tokyo 18-25 15-25 24-26 57–76 Stats
    Prestige 1–3 JA Gifu 22-25 25-19 20-25 22-25 89–94 Stats


    Himeji :super:


    Yuka Kanasugi, subbing in sets 1&2, starting set 3 = 13/24, 2 Aces. Good for her and good for Himeji. I'm happy she transferred there.


    Rie Takaki 5/9, 3 blocks

  • Watching the Himeji v Kashiwa game from last week, the 12th. At 4-6 in Set 2 Suere Oliveira went down and called for play to stop. Looks like her right ankle:




    After a bit she got up and did a few two footed hops at the instruction of someone. She walked off the court okay, and returned to play later in the set, and finished the game.


    She is not listed on the stat sheets for the games this weekend, the 19th and 20th. Don't know what might be going on.

  • Standings 2019.01.20 -- (14 competition days)


    # Team Points Win Lose
    1 Victorina Himeji
    36 12 0
    2 JA Gifu Riorena
    29 10 1
    3 Gunma Bank Green Wings
    23 8 3
    4 GSS Tokyo Sunbeams
    23 7 4
    5 Ohno Oil Hiroshima Oilers
    16 6 5
    6 Breath Hamamatsu
    15 5 7
    7 Kashiwa Angel Cross
    13 4 7
    8 Prestige International Aran Mare
    13 4 7
    9 Tokyo Motor Valkyrie
    3 1 11
    10 Osaka Superiors
    0 0 12


    Ohno Oil and Prestige swapped spots. Poor Osaka.



    Countdown to

    Sat 02 FEB 2019 : JA Gifu v Himeji

  • Sat 26 Jan 2019 Results

    Home Team Away Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats
    Kashiwa 2–3 GSS Tokyo 19-25 15-25 25-16 25-23 14-16 98–105 Stats
    Ohno oil 2–3 Prestige 25-20 25-21 12-25 16-25 9-15 87–106 Stats
    Osaka 3–0 Hamamatsu 25-17 25-23 25-18 75–58 Stats
    Himeji 2–3 Gunma Bank 25-18 25-20 22-25 12-25 13-15 97–103 Stats
    Toyota 3–2 JA Gifu 16-25 22-25 25-17 25-20 15-13 103–100 Stats



    Sads. Himeji finally got beat. Gunma Bank is the third place team with only 3 losses on the season. Himeji was still playing without their foreigner for most of the match. Oli Evasive Angles Las Jer was brought in for the Tie-Break to try and salvage a win, but alas. Still don't know the extent of her injury.


    JA Gifu also got beat by Toyota--their second win on the season. What's up with that?

  • Sun 27 Jan 2019 Results


    Home Team Away Team
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats
    Toyota 3–1 Osaka 21-25 25-21 25-13 27-25 98–84 Stats
    Ohno oil 0–3 Gunma Bank 22-25 14-25 23-25 59–75 Stats
    Himeji 3–0 GSS Tokyo 26-24 25-15 25-21 76–60 Stats


    Suelle Oliveira back in the starting lineup for Himeji. pope posted a nice interview with her about her experiences living/playing in Japan here.

  • Standings 2019.01.28 -- (16 competition days)


    # Team Points Win Lose
    1 Victorina Himeji
    40 13 1
    2 JA Gifu Riorena
    30 10 2
    3 Gunma Bank Green Wings
    28 10 3
    4 GSS Tokyo Sunbeams
    25 8 5
    5 Breath Hamamatsu
    18
    6 7
    6 Ohno Oil Hiroshima Oilers
    17 6 7
    7 Prestige International Aran Mare
    15 5 7
    8 Kashiwa Angel Cross
    14 4 8
    9 Tokyo Motor Valkyrie
    8 3 11
    10 Osaka Superiors
    0 0 14


    It just occurred to me I have no idea how this V2 league determines a winner :rolll:

    brahmin probably explained it somewhere but ....



    Countdown to

    Sat 02 FEB 2019 : JA Gifu v Himeji

  • According to the V2 Women's schedule, it looks like they are doing a Final 6 only, no Final 3 or Final.


    So the Top 6 teams make the Final 6, and I would probably guess that it will 5-0 with starting points and it will be a round robin. Team with the most points after the Final 6 wins.


    Himeji has clinched Final 6 spot, as V2 is a double round robin, so 18 matches.

    Magic number (team wins and Prestige losses) to make Final 6.

    JA Gifu and Gumma Bank (can be also written as Gunma) 2

    GSS 4

    Breath and Ohno Oil 6

  • A little highlight roll from the Himeji youtube channel that shows off a couple of their new players:

    OH #20 Riho Sadakane who has been getting a lot of court time, and Setter #19 Miki Sakurai.


    2019.01.12 Kashiwa v Himeji 1–3