Posts by sitenoise

    2024.02.18 Results

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    Breath Hamamatsu 3–1 JA Gifu

    25-21

    25-20

    23-25

    25-18


    98–94

    YT

    Himeji 3–0 Chiba Angel Cross

    25-11

    25-14

    25-18



    75–43

    YT

    GSS Tokyo Sunbeams 0–3 Forest Leaves Kumamoto

    24-26

    18-25

    24-26



    66–77

    YT


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    Kurashiki Ablaze 3–2 The KLF

    25-17

    20-25

    20-25

    25-22

    15-9

    105–98


    Artemis Hokkaido 3–0 Veertien Mie

    25-15

    25-20

    25-14



    75–49

    YT

    2024.02.17 Results

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    Sendai 3–0 Hiroshima

    26-24

    25-19

    25-20



    76–63


    Breath Hamamatsu 3–0 Forest Leaves

    25-15

    25-21

    25-22



    75–58


    Himeji 3–0 Brilliant Aries

    25-16

    25-14

    25-14



    75–44

    YT

    JA Gifu 3–0 GSS Tokyo

    31-29

    25-13

    25-20



    81–62

    YT


    GSS and Gifu didn't change uniforms. The match was so boring I musta dozed off and woke up and youtube had just started playing the next video or something :rolll:


    They are at different matches played. They play 18, so some have 3 left and others have 5. Gifu has 4 and two of them are against Himeji =O



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    Veertien Mie 0 3– The KLF

    15-25

    12-25

    20-25



    47–75

    YT vod

    Artemis 3–2 Kurashiki

    25-22

    25-21

    25-27

    23-25

    15-12

    113–107



    Artemis (9–3) pulls back into #1 ... They are pissing me off. Kurashiki (8–4)

    Interview with Rui Nonaka at Sportiva


    I think Rui and Yukiko Wada are two players who suffered the most because of the pandemic. And by that I mean that they were big players from little high schools who got no glory because of it, but both made U-Squads, so Coaches were noticing them even if tweetboxers were not. Then covid hit and killed their momentum at that crucial point in their careers


    The thing with Rui is, covid hit right when she joined Hitachi (same with Wada) so she didn't train much properly coming out the gate, then suffered an injury her second year and didn't play much. Last season is like her real debut and she got that NT invite to the Asian Championship. She's continued to grow this year


    She's got skills and she is improving. I love improvement. Don't see enough of it. She's a quiet player tho and may lack the killer instinct to play with the big girls, but I get the feeling from that interview she may have a little sassy inside waiting to get out. She's 177cm and it's a laugh riot to point out that that's better than 173cm

    Nagaoka, Hayashi, Wada. Steep ladder there :)

    Regular Round Final Numbers
    Top 6 to Final Stage

    # Team W L Rate Pts. Set W
    Set L
    Rate Pts. W
    Pts. L Rate
    1 JT
    22 0 1.000 63 66 14 4.714 1960 1619 1.211
    2 NEC
    18 4 0.818 53 57 23 2.478 1898 1582 1.200
    3 SAGA 18 4 0.818 51 58 25 2.320 1925 1673 1.151
    4 Saitama
    15 7 0.682 45 50 27 1.852 1814 1665 1.089
    5 Denso 12 10 0.545 40 48 35 1.371 1858 1815 1.024
    6 Toyota 12 10 0.545 37 44 39 1.128 1797 1841 0.976
    7 Hitachi
    9 13 0.409 26 35 47 0.745 1838 1865 0.986
    8 Toray
    8 14 0.364 23 31 49 0.633 1694 1884 0.899
    9 Okayama
    7 15 0.318 21 30 52 0.577 1761 1871 0.941
    10 PFU 7 15 0.318 20 25 50 0.500 1655 1756 0.942
    11 Kurobe
    4 18 0.182 16 34 60 0.567 1893 2137 0.886
    12 Prestige
    0 22 0.000 1 9 66 0.136 1460 1845 0.791


    Teams 3-6 play a semi-quarter-final kind of thing:

    SAGA v Toyota
    Saitama Denso

    The winners play a semifinal with the top 2. The losers play a 5th place match

    Teams ranked 7th-12th keep that rank and are finished playing

    saga definitely got lucky this season with adams but theyre nowhere close to being a cohesive team. i hate their current lineup. messy roster with so many injuries especially araki rushing in and out interrupting the flow etc.


    nishimura will probably be best receiver again this season but we'll have to see if that works in the nt since her debut was so dry people forgot she was part of it

    Makes me kinda sad you are not enjoying the SAGAs. I think this might be the season I'm enjoying them the most

    Mandai finally looks like she belongs. Miyu's hair is perfect. I'm fine with the middle blocker merry-go-round. Hammy is so fresh. I'm glad Nishimura is finally a full time libero. Love that "Saki" is hard to like

    2024.02.11 Results

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    Chiba 1–3 Hiroshima

    21-25

    25-20

    19-25

    23-25


    88–95

    Sendai 3–0 JA Gifu

    25-16

    25-15

    25-21



    75–52


    Dang. I'm a Sendai fan but they are really playing the spoilers here. They lose to Gunma yesterday and whoop Gifu today. I'm afraid that seals Gifu's fate. Looks like it will be Gunma v Brilliant Aries for the chance to play Himeji. Gifu will go home


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    Kanoa 3–0 Kurashiki

    25-13

    25-23

    25-15



    75–51


    I can't explain any of this ?(

    2024.02.10 Results

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    Chiba 0–3 Sendai

    25-27

    22-25

    19-25



    66–77


    Hamamatsu 3–2 GSS Tokyo

    25-17

    21-25

    25-19

    24-26

    15-9

    110–96

    YT


    Weird for Hamamatsu to go full set with GSS. Too bad the stream was awful or I would have watched it. Alongside Wakaizumi, Tsukuba alum Kyomi Hayakawa (OH) is coming into her own. Ranking in reception and back attack, she's been consistently hitting in the 40s for the past month or two


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    Kanoa 2–3 Artemis

    19-25

    25-14

    28-30

    25-19

    11-15

    108–103


    I don't know what will become of Kanoa any more. Big disappointment for me this year. I honestly thought they might go undefeated this year, based on watching them play not on their social media posts. Oops!

    After seeing Kurashiki win that PVL tournament I'm not surprised they are doing as well as they are, but Artemis is a surprise

    My question still stands, why aren't they as strong as Waseda's men's team where that tasunori boy went straight to the NT, along with the viral Harry Potter boy that went to Toray... Shigeto Tobias and Denso Asano's brother along with other players have a high success rate in V1 or NT. It's strange considering Waseda is an elite school and should have the budget to hire better coaches.

    The girls made a push a few years ago winning their way into the Kanto seasonal tournaments, which is limited to 12 teams, but then got relegated after two seasons


    My pure speculation is they don't get the best HS girls for volleyball (maybe, as you point out because of coaching, I don't know). Akishige is the only player I know of in the past several years who has come to V.League. There was also Megumi Nakazawa who played a few months with V2 GSS but said upfront that was all she was gonna do and then split and went on with her career