Japan ends World League skid

first_imgThe result gave Japan its first win in 11 matches in the preliminary group phase.Portugal dropped to 6-5. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Japan came back from two sets down to edge Portugal on Saturday for its first victory in the men’s volleyball World League this year while stopping its 22-game losing streak dating back to last year.Masaji Ogino and Yu Koshikawa matched a game high with 17 points as the struggling Japanese side, already denied a place in the next stage, scored an 18-25, 20-25, 27-25, 26-24, 16-14 win in a preliminary round Group A match at Yoyogi national gymnasium.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

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