Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
Photo from Ageo Medics


V.League: Jaja, Saitama sweep NEC to open campaign

Jaja Santiago and Saitama opened their 2022-23 V.League Division 1 season on a rousing note, sweeping NEC, 25-21, 25-19, 25-13, Saturday at the Todoroki Arena in Kanagawa.

Santiago, the league’s reigning best middle blocker, registered nine points in the romp, solely outclassing in the blocking department, 3-2.

The Ageo Medics, who played without Serbian import Sara Lozo, needed just 1 hour and 14 minutes to go to 1-0.

Yuka Sato returned to her smashing ways for Saitama, top-scoring with 13 points, while opposite spiker Aki Meguro added 10 points with three service aces.

“Despite the tenseness of the opening set, the players played together with a strong spirit. We were able to break down the opponent’s defense with our serve,” said first year Ageo Medics head coach Shigekazu Okubo.

The Red Rockets missed American reinforcement Sarah Parsons and superstar Sarina Koga in the defeat.

Ayumi Yoshida paced NEC with 14 points, all from attacks, while Misaki Yamauchi and Kaori Ueno had eight points apiece.

Both teams meet again tomorrow at 12 pm (Manila time).

#ReadMore  James Mangahas powers Binan City rout of Sarangani to continue Bicol chase
Written By

You May Also Like


Jia De Guzman made her debut in V.League Division 1 on Saturday, coming off the bench. De Guzman’s team, Denso, faced defending champion NEC...


With her husband, Taka Minowa, now coaching a team in the Premier Volleyball League, would Jaja Santiago ever consider joining him if and when...


Jaja Santiago will remain in Japan V.League. The towering Filipina blocker is set to join JT Marvelous for the 2023-24 season. With the development,...


Chery Tiggo head coach Aaron Velez bared that Jaja Santiago’s status for the upcoming 2023 Premier Volleyball League Invitational Conference remains up in the...


Jaja Santiago is set for a new journey. Saitama announced on Saturday that the 6-foot-4 spiker out of Tanza, Cavite has opted not to...


Jaja Santiago has been named to the Japan V.League Best Six of the 2022-23 season on Saturday. The 6-foot-5 Santiago, who is now in...


Jaja Santiago and second-seeded Saitama settled for fourth place after bowing to fourth-ranked NEC, 18-25, 16-25, 25-18, 23-25, to close the 2022-23 V.League women’s...


Saitama fell short in the first two sets before completely running out of gas in the third to top seed Toray, 23-25, 25-27, 12-25,...