Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


University of Tsukuba schools Team Sparkle

University of Tsukuba delivered a strong statement when it opened its campaign in the 2019 PSL Super Cup on Tuesday night.

The Japanese flaunted their depth and chemistry as they picked apart Team Sparkle in straight-set fashion, 25-8, 25-12, 25-20, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Deploying each weapon in its arsenal, the reigning titleholder of the All Japan Intercollegiate Volleyball Championship dictated the tempo in the first and second frames. Though the Filipinas put up a strong stand midway through the decisive third set, the visiting team proved too much down the stretch.

“We tried to play our best and we can play very hard,” said Tsukuba team captain Miho Yokota, who generated the offense for the Japan contingents with 14 excellent sets.

Marina Takahashi emerged as the lone double-digit scorer in the match, leading nine Japanese on the offensive end. She pummeled 16 points built on 10 attacks, five kill blocks and an ace. She also had seven excellent digs to her name.

Miku Isogai finished a point shy of breaching twin-digit territory, churning out nine markers. Ami Yamashuro and Syuri Kurata supplied seven points each, as Kyomi Hayakawa contributed six.

On the other hand, Sparkle had 11 players tally a point in a lost cause. Still, no one from its side went over the 10-point mark.

Carmina Aganon topped her team with six points, as Grethcel Soltones and Judith Abil managed four and three markers. National pool playmaker Alohi Robins-Hardy only had eight excellent sets laced with two points.

University of Tsukuba looks to conquer another Philippine squad when it faces Team Shine on Thursday. Meanwhile, Sparkle tries to bounce back from a sour start to its campaign when they square off against the Nationals on the same day. Both matches will be played at the same venue.

#ReadMore  PFL Roundup: Ceres overcomes Kaya in Panaad thriller; Davao notches first win
Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


After six years, Rachel Daquis is back where she began. Cignal officially announced that it will join the Premier Volleyball League wars, Wednesday afternoon....


The biggest names in Philippine Volleyball have come together to aid the frontliners in the grueling battle against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic. Through Volleyball...


Sta. Lucia’s depth proved too much for Marinerang Pilipina in the endgame, racking up a tight 25-19, 21-25, 30-28, 25-20 victory in the 2020...


Chery Tiggo needed every bit of Tatjana Bokan’s offensive outburst to weather the storming efforts of Hana Cutura and Marinerang Pilipina, coming away with...


Despite arriving just three days ago, Cuban import Liannes Simon still carried Cignal to a 19-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-20, over Generika-Ayala in the 2020...


Petron started off its three-peat quest in the 2020 PSL Grand Prix on the right track after fending off Generika-Ayala, 25-22, 25-22, 25-21, Saturday...


From the time Marinerang Pilipina first set sail in the seas of the Philippine Superliga, the wind clearly did not blow its way. The...


IMUS, CAVITE — Flaunting their vaunted offensive pace, the West Japan All-Stars steamrolled their way to the gold medal of the 2020 PSL Imus...