Monday, June 16, 2014

ISML 2014: Asuna, Ruri lead Ruby

ISML 2014: Asuna, Ruri lead Ruby

By Jo-Ryan Salazar
June 16, 2014

Asuna Yuuki and Ruri Gokou lead the Nova and Stella Divisions following Match Day 4 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Ruby Period. Most of the expected favorites pulled through, but there were a few other surprises. Here is a round-up of results.

NOVA DIVISION

In the Nova Division, Yui delivered the Upset of the Round: a 2319-2301 nailbiter over Misaki Shoukohou, the closest result of the night. Yoshino defeated Kurousagi 2632-1967, Kuroyukihime flew past Charlotte Belew 3144-1369, Azusa Azuki defeated Origami Tobiiichi 2493-2055, Eru Chitanda hammered Yukina Himeragi 2791-1716 and Momo Velia Deviluke prevailed over Haqua du Lot Herminium 2192-2033.

Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi romped past Furano Yukihira 3117-1246, Mikan Yuuki defeated Mirai Kuriyama 2388-2119, Yana prevailed over Yukino Yukinoshita 2284-2159, Rikka Takanashi whipped past Shiori Shiomiya 3184-1481, Asuna Yuuki crushed Chocolat 2980-1715 and Nyarlathotep defeated Suguha Kirigaya 2372-2107.

Wrapping up Nova play, Shinka Nibutani slammed Rin Natsume 2913-1686, Tohka Yatogami destroyed Ririchiyo Shirakiin 2969-1658, Kotori Itsuka annihilated Laura Bodewig 3257-1369, Touka Takanashi defeated Sanae Dekomori 2310-2059, Kurumi Tokisaki shot down Karuta Roromiya 3528-1212 and Nanami Aoyama dominated Noumi Kudryavka 2961-1547.

STELLA DIVISION

In the Stella Division, Shana torched Hinagiku Katsura 2950-1443, Kurisu Makise stunned Shinobu Oshino 2303-1955, Mashiro Shiina pulverized Yozora Mikazuki 3394-1137, defending champion Ruri Gokou ran past Nadeko Sengoku 3250-1330, Eucliwood Hellscythe silenced Erio Touwa 3029-1274 and Yui Hirasawa rocked Meiko Honma 2541-1826.

Yui-nyan cruised past Hitagi Senjougahara 2578-1904, Saber slashed past Yuki Nagato in a 2398-2134 upset, Kanade Tachibana sliced and diced Masami Iwasawa 3656-883, Mio Akiyama boomed past Kobato Hasegawa 2522-2136, Haruhi Suzumiya defeated Last Order 2446-2071 and Konjiki no Yami stunned Sena Kashizawaki 2286-2095.

Wrapping up Stella play, Inori Yuzuriha drubbed Victorique de Blois 2611-1739, Yuri Nakamura gunned down Sora Kasugano 2604-1907, Taiga Aisaka roared past Illyasviel von Einzbern 2941-1635, Mikoto Misaka electrocuted Shouko Kirishima 3324-1346, Charlotte Dunois upset Kirino Kousaka 2249-2164 and Ayase Aragaki won a 2378-2344 thriller over Azusa Nakano.

In special exhibition play, Sayaka Kirasaka rolled past Mitsuki Kanzaki 2188-1528 and Risa Harada routed Nadja Applefield 1803-647.

Match Day 5 of the 2014 International Saimoe League Ruby Period is scheduled for June 17, 2014. Vote for your favorite candidates at InternationalSaimoe.com and join the ongoing debate.
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