VNL: Sarina Kona pushes Japan to beat Thailand 7-0

Japan celebrates victory in VNL Week 2 in Manila. – DEFINED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Sarina Koga landed 21 points while Japan dominated Thailand, 25-22, 25-16, 25-14 to remain undefeated in seven games in the second week of the Volleyball League of Nations (VNL) on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

When, the star of the NEC Red Rockets in the V.League of Japan, fired 18 attacks and scored three blocks and had 11 digs to give the Japanese the third victory in the match at Quezon City.

The Japanese captain stressed that her team will continue to work hard, against the background of his winning streak. She also thanked the Filipino fans, who applauded both Asian teams.

“We will try to make a strong team and keep everyone together,” Koga said through an interpreter. “I appreciate the Filipino audience watching our match. I like their support. “

Arisa Inoue scored 17 points, including two blocks, while conspiring with Koga, combining 33 of 49 points for Japan’s attack.

Kotona Hayashi and Mami Yokoya added seven markers each, with setter Nanami Seki making brilliant plays.

“Our training for attackers has worked. “I shared the ball for our strikers and I have options,” Seki said through an interpreter.

Thailand, which was struck by COVID-19lost consecutive matches, including a loss in five sets from Poland in Thursday.

Chatchu-on Moksri raised the Thais again with 11 points, 13 assists and 10 kicks. Ajcharaporn Kongyot had 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Pimpichaya Kokram added eight, falling to 4-3 in 6th place.

Japan ends its VNL Philippine match against China on Sunday at 7 pm, while Thailand will face defending champions USA at 3 pm

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