Japan - V.League V2 (Division 2, Women) 2019-2020

  • Sat 09 Nov 2019

    Sun 10 Nov 2019

    Sat 16 Nov 2019

    Sun 17 Nov 2019

    Sat 23 Nov 2019

    Sun 24 Nov 2019

    Sat 30 Nov 2019

    Sun 01 Dec 2019

    Sat 07 Dec 2019

    13:00 Prestige v Kashiwa

    13:00 JA Gifu v GSS Tokyo

    15:00 Hamamatsu v Brilliant Aries

    15:00 Ono Oil v Gunma Bank


    Sun 08 Dec 2019

    12:00 Kashiwa v Brilliant Aries

    12:00 Gunma Bank v GSS Tokyo

    14:00Hamamatsu v Prestige

    14:00 Ohno Oil v JA Gifu


    Sat 14 Dec 2019

    12:00 Kashiwa v Gunma Bank

    13:00 Prestige v Ohno Oil

    14:00 JA Gifu v Hamamatsu

    15:00 Brilliant Aries v GSS Tokyo


    Sun 15 Dec 2019

    12:00 Kashiwa v GSS Tokyo

    12:00 Ono Oil v Hamamatsu

    14:00 Brilliant Aries v Prestige


    Sat 21 Dec 2019

    13:00 JA Gifu v Kashiwa

    13:00 Gunma Bank v Hamamatsu

    15:00 GSS Tokyo v Prestige

    15:00 Ohno Oil v Brilliant Aries


    Sun 22 Dec 2019

    12:00 Gunma Bank v Prestige

    13:00 JA Gifu v Brilliant Aries

    14:00 GSS Tokyo v Hamamatsu


    Sat 11 Jan 2020

    13:00 JA Gifu v Prestige

    13:00 Kashiwa v Hamamatsu

    15:00 Gunma Bank v Brilliant Aries

    15:00 Ohno Oil v GSS Tokyo


    Sun 12 Jan 2020

    12:00 Gunma Bank v JA Gifu

    12:00 Kashiwa v Ohno Oil


    Sat 18 Jan 2020

    13:00 Prestige v Ohno Oil

    13:00 Gunma Bank v Brilliant Aries

    15:00 JA Gifu v GSS Tokyo

    15:00 Hamamatsu v Kashiwa


    Sun 19 Jan 2020

    12:00 Prestige v GSS Tokyo

    12:00 Gunma Bank v Kashiwa

    14:00 JA Gifu v Ohno Oil

    14:00 Hamamatsu v Brilliant Aries


    Sat 25 Jan 2020

    10:00 GSS Tokyo v Kashiwa

    12:00 Brilliant Aries v Ohno Oil

    13:00 JA Gifu v Hamamatsu

    15:00 Gunma Bank v Prestige


    Sun 26 Jan 2020

    12:00 Prestige v Hamamatsu

    14:00 JA Gifu v Gunma Bank


    Sat 01 Feb 2020

    13:00 Prestige v Kashiwa

    13:00 Ohno Oil v Hamamatsu

    15:00 JA Gifu v Brilliant Aries

    15:00 Gunma Bank v GSS Tokyo


    Sun 02 Feb 2020

    12:00 Kashiwa v Brilliant Aries

    12:00 Ono Oil v GSS Tokyo

    14:00 Prestige v JA Gifu

    14:00 Gunma Bank v Hamamatsu


    Sat 08 Feb 2020

    11:00 Prestige v Brilliant Aries

    13:00 GSS Tokyo v Hamamatsu

    15:00 Ono Oil v Kashiwa


    Sun 09 Feb 2020

    10:00 GSS Tokyo v Brilliant Aries

    12:00 JA Gifu v Kashiwa

    14:00 Ohno Oil v Gunma Bank

  • I'm predicting an expansion team will win it again this year :) Not as sure about it as last year, but nonetheless.


    Route Inn Hotels Brilliant Aries, never, ever, again to be referred to with the Route Inn Hotels part of their name, has 12 players at this time. Something about them smells like napalm, smells like victory. I watched a few of their matches in the Summer League and enjoyed them. They were in the crummy East, yeah, but finished highest of the V2 teams competing, barely lost to Kurobe and Hitachi, took a set from NEC, and clobbered the Green Wings.


    Here's the part I like: Their tallest player is 174cm OH Ami Takahashi, and their tallest middle blocker is 172cm Emi Kishimura. So: Ami and Emi. They both look smart and like they want to be aggressive. Ami has three arms. That's an advantage!


    Emi is an optical illusion. She appears rather tall and lanky when she's standing by herself. She's got a nice powerful swing and attacks from all over the place. With confidence. Then when she goes to the huddle she's the same size as everybody else :rolll:


    Let's go girls :super:



    Ami

    &

    Emi



  • Sat 9 Nov 2019 Results (Opening Weekend)

    Home Away
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats Vid
    Gunma Bank 2–3 GSS Sunbeams 36-34 19-25 25-15 21-25 13-15 114–114 Stats
    Prestige 1–3 Kashiwa 18-25 24-26 25-18 25-27 92–96 Stats
    Brilliant Aries 1–3 JA Gifu 21-25 19-25 25-23 20-25 85–98 Stats
    Hiroshima 1–3 Hamamatsu 18-25 10-25 25-22 23-25 76–97 Stats


    Not one of them streamed on VTV. This sucks

  • Sun 10 Nov 2019 Results

    Home Away
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats Vid
    JA Gifu 2–3 GSS Sunbeams 25-21 24-26 28-26 13-25 13-15 103–113 Stats
    Kashiwa 1–3 Hamamatsu 22-25 25-23 12-25 18-25 77–98 Stats
    Brilliant Aries 1–3 Gunma Bank 25-23 13-25 16-25 19-25 73–98 Stats
    Hiroshima 2–3 Prestige 25-18 27-25 22-25 26-28 14-16 114–112 Stats


    Hard to tell what's going on down here in the minors, but the surprising, and confounding, thing to me is that The GSS Sunbeams have beaten the top two teams from last year (excluding Himeji) both in 5 set matches. The Sunbeams did pick up a transfer player from Hiroshima, Haruka Yoshizato, who's doing well but they have a terrible terrible web site, and one of the biggest, clumsiest looking players I've ever seen on a volleyball court, so I don't want them to win anything.


    JA Gifu lost 3 or 4 of their starters from last year so they're in rebuilding mode but they still have some good players --Kino Yoshii might be one of the best OHs in the league.


    My team, New Kids on the Block Brilliant Aries, has at least taken a set from the two best teams from last year. Let's go Ami & Emi :super:


  • Sat 16 Nov 2019 Results

    Home Away
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats Vid
    GSS Sunbeams 3–0 Hamamatsu 25-14 25-19 25-18 75–51 Stats
    JA Gifu 3–1 Hiroshima 25-21 18-25 25-22 25-19 93–87 Stats
    Prestige 1–3 Gunma Bank 24-26 25-21 14-25 20-25 97–83 Stats
    Kashiwa 2–3 Brilliant Aries 25-23 25-23 21-25 20-25 16-18 107–114 Stats


    Brilliant Aries first professional V.League win :!:Go Ami & Emi :super:

  • Sun 17 Nov 2019 Results

    Home Away
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats Vid
    Gunma Bank 3–0 Kashiwa 29-27 25-15 27-25 81–67 Stats
    Hiroshima 3–2 GSS Sunbeams 23-25 25-20 30-28 24-26 15-9 117–108 Stats
    Prestige 3–0 Brilliant Aries 25-16 25-22 25-13 75–51 Stats
    JA Gifu 3–0 Hamamatsu 25-13 29-27 25-16 79–56 Stats


    Thank goodness the Sunbeams didn't win another 5-setter.

  • Sat 23 Nov 2019 Results

    Home Away
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats Vid
    Kashiwa 3–1 Hiroshima 25-22 25-22 21-25 25-22 96–91 Stats
    Prestige 3–1 Hamamatsu 24-26 25-18 25-21 25-21 99–86 Stats HL
    JA Gifu 0–3 Gunma Bank 14-25 23-25 13-25 50–75 Stats
    GSS Sunbeams 2–3 Brilliant Aries 25-27 25-20 20-25 25-23 7-15 102–110 Stats


    Look at that. Ami & Emi took it to the Sunbeams in 5 sets. :super:

    Sun 24 Nov 2019 Results

    Home Away
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats Vid
    Kashiwa 0–3 JA Gifu 29-31 20-25 20-25 69–81 Stats
    Hamamatsu 0–3 Brilliant Aries 18-25 16-25 20-25 54–75 Stats HL
    Gunma Bank 1–3 Hiroshima 25-16 19-25 21-25 19-25 84–91 Stats
    GSS Sunbeams 3–1 Prestige 25-21 13-25 25-21 25-23 90–88 Stats


    Ami & Emi in three straight :super:

  • Sat 30 Nov 2019 Results

    Home Away
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats Vid
    GSS Sunbeams 3–0 Kashiwa 25-21 25-22 27-25 77–68 Stats
    Gunma Bank 3–1 Hamamatsu 25-13 24-26 25-22 25-15 99–76 Stats


    Sun 01 Dec 2019 Results

    Home Away
    Set 1
    Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Stats Vid
    Hiroshima 1–3 Brilliant Aries 25-22 16-25 23-25 21-25 85–97 Stats
    JA Gifu 3–0 Prestige 27-25 26-24 25-16 78–65 Stats


    Ami & Emi move into 4th Place

  • Ami & Emi and their Brilliant Allies comrades just landed the MVP of the Collegiate Championship, Tsukuba setter Miho Yokota. She wore #1 for her team which means a lot on College teams. She's still technically in school, I assume, so I don't know if she will play at all this season. It's my understanding that V.League teams sweep up a lot of soon-to-be H.S. and College graduates about this time of year--basically when their school volleyball season is over.


    I won't be linking to volleybox.net any more for pictures and stats because they "upgraded" the site and fucked up all the wallpaper images.