Sat 17 Nov 2018 Day 5 Results
|Home Team||Away Team
||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5||Total||Stats|
||3-2||PFU Blue Cats
Toyota Body Queens
|Saitama Ageo Medics
NEC Red Rockets
The Ageo/Hisamitsu match was a true Ageo Gymnasium Home Game. Had a High School Gym vibe with a green and red court surrounded by yellow. The cameras aren't as good and there's not as many of them. Low production values. I don't think the betting sites streamed it. VB Passion didn't. I watched it at V.League TV! Surprised me I could do that. It was the only match available and the only one that wasn't on DAZN. Maybe there will be more of these low end home game broadcasts available? The image was 720 but the frame rate was low so it had a strobe like nauseating effect. The only thing I remember about the match is Arisa Inoue played instead of Yuki.
The Kurobe v NEC match had its moments. Everybody, both sides, played pretty well. I feel bad for Kurobe but I would have felt worse about NEC if they had lost. Kurobe controlled the 3rd set but failed in the end. Akane Ukishima played for Kurobe and did well (9/22). Tough spot for her. The Team Captain also plays OP and has been playing well, and she seems like a good captain. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
NEC's Misaki Yamauchi is bringing a little Saori Sakoda style fly in style to her OP attacks. Very nice. Nanami Hirose continues to deliver a couple kills that feel like they are worth more than a point. This is going to be her year. She's got something going on.