Dragons hungry to return to D-I throne
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The 2017 volleyball season could be summed up in two words for the Kubasaki Dragons: Injuries and disappointments. At least until the third-place match of last October’s Far East Division I Tournament.
Two of Kubasaki’s stars didn’t suit up at all last season, while others made their way to the sideline thanks to assorted dings and bruises. It was a team without a single senior in the lineup and missed a chance to make it four straight D-I titles.
But that third-place match, in which Kubasaki downed American School In Japan in straight sets, 26-24, 25-13, 25-20, had the Dragons on pins and needles counting the days until the first practice in August, senior Donatella Barone said.
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