Japan cruised to its second straight victory by brushing aside Egypt 3-0 at the women’s volleyball World Cup on Sunday.
After a 3-0 victory over Argentina in its opener Saturday, Japan maintained its 100 percent start to the Athens Olympic qualifying tournament as it overwhelmed the internationally inexperienced Africans 25-10, 25-15, 25-21 to the delight of 10,000 fans at Yoyogi Gymnasium.
Japan’s captain Tomoko Yoshihara and Kana Oyama led the charge and reinforced the defense at the net while all the Egyptians could manage were some courageous attempts at sustaining the rallies and occasional spikes that found their mark.
In other games Sunday, Italy scored a key 3-0 victory against South Korea after a huge start in their first set paved the way for a confident win while the United States also produced a crisp straight sets win over Argentina.
In Kagoshima, Asian and World Grand Prix champion China continued its impressive start with a supreme display of teamwork to down defending champion Cuba 3-0 for its second consecutive win at Site B.
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