Japan whip Peru in straight sets


Japan celebrated their 3-0 victory over Peru with Saori Kimura and Miyu Nagaoka in the forefront of their offence

Sendai, Japan, August 30, 2015 – Japan had a motivated start in the second round with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-15) triumph over Peru in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup at the Sendai Gymnasium on Sunday.

Japan’s Saori Kimura and Miyu Nagaoka scored 12 points each, while Karla Ortiz scored 13 points on a losing effort for Peru. Japan led on all fronts with 38 attacks, 11 blocks and nine service aces to topple their opponents.

The match started with a tied score of 4-all but Japan saw an open court and took advantage of their opponents’ weakness to build a 10-4 lead. Miyu Nagaoka gained more ground to unleash fierce attacks and serves that helped Japan to extend their lead 16-8. Later in the set, Peru tried to make a run but Japan safeguarded their lead to reach the end of the set 25-19.

Japan led at the start of the second set but Peru challenged them well, which resulted to a deadlock at 18-all. Japan stepped up in the succeeding plays and thrived with a second set victory 25-21. In the third set, Japan commanded a 17-10 lead as they were challenged less by the Peruvians on the attack. However, Saori Kimura continued to flourish from the attack line and led her squad for a 25-15 win.

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