U.S. tops Japan in 5 in USA VB Cup finale

sorry to be MIA for the past 2 weeks. Had surgery and been recouping.

anyway, Tama Miyashiro (Kalani/UW) was the starting libero Saturday night as Team USA defeated Japan 25-15, 25-19, 21-25, 23-25, 15-10 at Serra High School in San Juan Capistrano.

sadly the gym only held 2,000 and it was a sellout.

Top-ranked Team USA is now 8-0 under Karch Kiraly.


  1. Grammy July 14, 2013 11:24 am

    Missed you, but glad you’re back. Take care of yourself. High School Gym for international game, how embarassing. Sold out good, but I think SSC would have been, too, with tv statewide, which could have been beamed to US mainland and Japan, too. Just saying. Team USA!

  2. dedicatedfan July 14, 2013 12:15 pm

    Cindy, do take care. We all need you, come August, at 100%. So rest up.

  3. Cubicle1126 July 14, 2013 2:08 pm

    Cindy — take care of yourself … hope ur feeling better. 🙂

  4. volleyball fan July 14, 2013 2:13 pm

    Cindy,best wishes for your full recovery.

    Anyone who missed the volleyball series can watch replay videos on this link:


  5. Ron July 15, 2013 6:37 am

    Welcome back, we have missed you.

  6. Cindy Luis July 15, 2013 7:59 am

    thanks for the link. Tama played well.
    Thought it odd they had the match at a high school gym.
    Good news is something is in the works for USA Men to play at the SSC, likely against Japan, as soon as next year.
    Officially back at work today

  7. meimei July 15, 2013 9:53 am

    oooh I think Karchy will be an excellent replacement when Shoji retires – that would be super amazing. i know probably a bit far fetch, but can always put it out in the Universe.

    Welcome back Cindy and god speed to a healthy recovery.

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