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V.League: FC Tokyo stunned by VC Nagano as Espejo sits out anew


FC Tokyo suffered a huge upset from cellar-dweller VC Nagano, 21-25, 25-21, 22-25, 19-25, in the 2021-22 V.League Division 1 men’s tournament, Sunday at the Swan Dome in Okaya.

Marck Espejo was not utilized anew, playing only a total of one set in their past four matches.

Tridents import Rivan Nurmulki bounced back from a poor spiking performance yesterday, making 26 points, including a 42.3 attacking percentage.

But the revelation was Kenshi Morisaki, supplying numbers in all departments with 12 attacks, four blocks, and three service aces for a solid 19 points.

Kota Ikeda also chimed in 16 points, while Hiromasa Miwa added 10 points in the victory.

Yuma Nagatomo lifted FC Tokyo with 18 points while Norwegian import Jonas Kvalen had 11 points.

VC Nagano won just its second game in 32 outings. Its first win came against Bryan Bagunas’ Oita Miyoshi last January 8.

FC Tokyo slid to 9-22. It has a chance to recover when it faces Panasonic on Saturday, 1:00 PM, at Machida City Gymnasium.

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