Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
Photo from boctan_hiraic


Espejo, Tokyo score massive upset of Sakai in V.League

Marck Espejo and FC Tokyo stunned second-ranked Sakai, 25-17, 25-20, 15-25, 25-19, in the Japan V.League Division 1 men’s tournament at the Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium, Saturday.

The Philippine national team stalwart produced 10 points, all from attacks, en route to the victory.

Norwegian import Jonas Kvalen led FC Tokyo with 23 points on 21 attacks and two blocks.

Yuma Nagatomo dominated the service line with four aces to go with 12 spikes to end with 16 points, while setter Kentaro Tamaya manned the net with five kill blocks alongside one ace for six points.

FC Tokyo snapped their two-game skid and rose to 4-9, still at eighth place. The Blazers absorbed their third loss in 13 games.

The league’s fourth-best scorer in Sharone Vernon-Evans was limited to just 18 points for Sakai.

Yuki Higuchi was the other Blazer in double figures with 13 points on 11 spikes and two blocks.

FC Tokyo look to repeat their magic tomorrow when they face Sakai anew at 1 pm at the same arena.

#ReadMore  Allana Lim calls on everyone to support WNBL: 'Let's raise the bar'
Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


Since January 1, transactions in the Premier Volleyball League have taken over local sporting headlines. It all started with Sta. Lucia and Perlas decided...


Bryan Bagunas feels proud of Joshua Umandal as the 22-year-old outside hitter is set to play for Bani Jamra in Bahrain. After all, Bagunas...


FC Tokyo cruised to a straight-set win against the hapless VC Nagano, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16, in the 2021-22 V.League Division 1 men’s tournament at...


Panasonic returned with a vengeance, topping Oita Miyoshi, 25-18, 25-21, 25-13, in the 2021-22 V.League Division 1 men’s tournament, Sunday at the Panasonic Arena....


Saitama manhandled Kurobe in straight sets, 25-14, 26-24, 25-12, to complete the weekend sweep in the 2021-22 V.League Division 1 women’s tournament, Sunday at...


Bryan Bagunas and his Oita Miyoshi shocked the Michał Kubiak-less Panasonic in a thriller, 35-33, 21-25, 26-24, 18-25, 16-14, in the 2021-22 V.League Division...


Jaja Santiago and her Saitama opened the new year with a 25-20, 22-25, 25-23, 25-19 win over Kurobe in the 2021-22 V.League Division 1...


FC Tokyo arrested its three-game funk, trouncing cellar-dweller VC Nagano in four sets, 26-24, 25-14, 22-25, 25-14, in the 2021-22 V.League Division 1 Men’s...