MANILA, Philippines—Japan escaped a feisty Netherlands facet to remain unscathed in ten video games within the Volleyball Nations League (VNL), 25-19, 26-24, 23-25, 25-17, at Mall of Asia Area on Friday.
With what appeared like an impending sweep for Ryujin Nippon, the Dutch retaliated within the third set and pressure Japan to modify up its sport within the ultimate body.
“It was a really attention-grabbing sport. The third set was a bit [of a] totally different state of affairs. Within the third set, we misplaced so within the subsequent set, we needed to change our minds,” stated Yuji Nishida.
“Good factor we performed to regulate [and get] this win.”
Japan was doing nearly all the pieces proper, together with their regular efficiency within the second set.
Already at set level, 24-19, the Japanese let the Dutch rating 5 unanswered factors, earlier than an error by the Netherlands’ Nimir Abdel-Aziz opened the door for Japan. Yuki Ishikawa took the possibility and ended the prolonged set at 26-24.
After shedding the third set, nonetheless, a extra aggressive Ryujin Nippon confirmed up within the fourth body.
Holding a slim 10-8 benefit, Ryujin Nippon went on a game-deciding 9-2 run capped off by a Nishida kill to take a pivotal 19-10 benefit, a lead they’d journey till the ultimate buzzer.
Ishikawa prime scored for Japan with 12 factors as they improved to an undefeated 10-0 file.
The Netherlands, which dropped to a 5-6 card, relied on Wouter Ter Maat as the only real double-digit scorer with 14.
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