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Japan trounce Kenya to hope for Brazil win over Cuba

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 15, 2017 – Japan made short work of Kenya in their last pool match of the 2017 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship here in Ljubljana on Friday afternoon. The Asians powered to an undisputed straight-set (15-7, 15-8, 15-6, 15-9) win against the chanceless African side.

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Attack was the key factor of today’s win – Japan captain Misaki Yamauchi

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 15, 2017 – Japan trounced Kenya in straight-set (15-7, 15-8, 15-6, 15-9) on Friday afternoon but depend on the result of Brazil versus Cuba whether they stay in the competition or not. Japan's coach and captain praised their improvements in attack.

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Match Statistics by Players

Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points Attack Block Serve
Won Attempts Won Attempts Won Attempts
1 Misaki Yamauchi 9 7 9 1 1 1 6
10 Kaori Mabashi 8 7 13 1 1 0 3
5 Haruka Kanamori 7 5 6 0 1 2 14
11 Nanami Hirose 6 6 13 0 0 0 2
3 Ayaka Sugi 4 3 11 0 0 1 10
7 Nanaka Sakamoto 3 3 6 0 0 0 6
13 Miwako Osanai 3 3 8 0 0 0 3
2 Nozomi Itoh 1 1 4 0 0 0 2
16 Rei Kudo 1 1 4 0 1 0 4
6 Misaki Shirai 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
8 Miki Sakurai 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
12 Moeri Hanai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points Attack Block Serve
Won Attempts Won Attempts Won Attempts
1 Yvonne Wavinya Kiitha 5 5 25 0 1 0 3
12 Yvone Wafula Sinaida 5 3 7 2 4 0 5
8 Edina Mwombe 4 4 15 0 2 0 5
16 Beldine Akinyi 3 3 15 0 2 0 6
5 Joan Ngeywo 1 1 1 0 1 0 1
6 Carolyne Sirengo 1 0 2 1 4 0 4
11 Shyrine Jepkemboi 1 0 1 1 3 0 3
2 Faith Imodia 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
3 Doreen Marani 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Veronica Kilabat 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
9 Celestine Nafula 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Anne Lowem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Libero