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Jaja Santiago, Saitama bounce back at Toyota’s expense in V.League

Saitama returned to the win column after outlasting the winless Toyota Auto Body, 25-19, 25-21, 18-25, 25-16, in the 2021-22 Japan V.League Division 1 women’s tournament at the Kawagoe Sports Park Gymnasium.

Jaja Santiago went 50 percent in her attacks. She made eight of 16 attempts, to go with one service ace to finish with nine points.

Ageo Medics local support Mami Uchiseto and Yuka Sato were present as usual, tallying 17 and 12 points, respectively.

Brazilian import Lorenne Teixeira had an all-around game of 17 points spread through 13 attacks – five from the back row – two block kills, and two service aces.

Saitama hiked their win-loss record to 6-5. On the other hand, the Queenseis remained winless in 11 matches.

American reinforcement Kelsey Robinson led the way for Toyota Auto Body with 19 points but needed 43 spiking attempts.

Meanwhile, Mioko Yabuta carried the locals with 13 points on 37 attempts.

The two squads meet once again tomorrow, 11:00 AM, at the same venue.

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