Friendship match results for Japan-Germany

Before the big tournament of World Grand Prix 2007 which is going to start in this coming August, Japanese women volleyball team has several matches to proof their performance. One of them is the frienship match with Germany, a team who gave a very hard lesson for a World Championship 2006 title holder--Russia with a winning in straight sets at Montreux Masters 2007.

Japan has been playing Germany many times for both of as friendship and as FIVB official matches in recent years. Both teams know each other quite well.

According to the results obtained by Kurihara fanclub`s website, the updated match on 25th June 2007, the 4th friennship match, Japan won 3-2 sets ( 25-22, 23-25, 14-25, 30-28, 18-16) after the hard fought.

List of players; Takeshita(setter),Kurihara(wing spike),Kimura(right),Oyama Shuu(wing spike), Sugiyama(middle), Araki(middle), and Sakurai(libero)

In my opinion, this is a very good team combining with talented spike of Kimura and a solid block of Sugiyama. Sakurai would surely be able to help her young teammates at the back of the court in digging. It is going to be one of the tactics that Yanagimoto may choose for the coming World Gran Prix 2007. However, the team would not work as easy as he expected if Shin-chan will be dropped at the sideline. She is a real automotive engine for the Japanese girls.

It is hard to predict what exactly tactic will be used, this winning is a sweet step toward the more challenge tournaments.

Congratulations, girls!!!! Keep doing your hard work!!


(>_<) said...

สู้สู้นะ....Go Go Nippon..
ใช่แล้ว..ไม่รู้ว่าถ้าทีมขาดชินไปละเอาซาโอริมาแทน รูปแบบและแผนการเล่นจะเปลี่ยนไปมากน้อย...ดีมากรึน้อย หรือยังต้องปรับอะไรแค่ไหนก็ต้องทดลองกันต่อไป...แต่เก่งนะเนี้ยเอาชนะเยอรมันทีมที่เอาชนะรัสเซีย(2006'S World Champion)ได้ 3เซตรวดเลย
เอาใจช่วยทุกคน รวมทั้ง Yanagimoto JAPAN fด้วยนะ..

ake said...

ขนาดไม่มี shin ยังชนะได้เลย แสดงว่าระบบทีมเริ่มเข้าขากันได้มากขึ้น รวมทั้งผู้เล่นใหม่ที่โชว์ฟอร์มได้ดี