Kurogo played a good game..nice for her.good game by Chinese Mbs..bad games by Japanese MBs,especially by Okumura.
I finally got to watch the JPN v CHN match. Watching it I was thinking how awesome Okumura is playing. She's one of those players that is involved in every play instead of waiting around to see if the play is going to involve her. Like a libero/MB combo. She made some fine sets as well. She's the kind of player I like. She didn't have a bad game at all.
Kurogo's problem has been confidence. She lost it all about midway through the V.League season. Taking Koga's place in the rotation probably did wonders for her confidence. I noticed it in the Italy game. She actually looked comfortable in her skin. She looked comfortable with her playing. She perspired! A wild transformation. Hope it keeps up, although she's not doing any better than Koga.
Hearing this commentator calling Tominaga -- Toe-ming-ga -- drives me crazy. It's not a mis-pronunciation. It's a mis-reading.