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Jaja Santiago fires 17, Saitama defeats Denso


Jaja Santiago and Saitama Ageo Medics recorded its second straight win in the 2021-22 Japan V.League Division 1 women’s tournament after a 25-23, 24-26, 25-17, 25-22 beating of Denso Airybee on Saturday at the KitaGas Arena in Sapporo.

The national women’s volleyball team mainstay tallied 17 points, on 14 attacks and three blocks, as the Ageo Medics improved its record to 5-4.

Yuka Sato chipped in 17 points, Lorenne Teixera finished with 13 points while Kyoko Aoyagi and Mami Uchiseto contributed 12 points apiece for the Ageo Medics.

Roslandy Acosta carried Denso with 23 points, while Rei Kudou added 11 points as Airybee fell to 6-3.

Ageo Medics and Airybee will meet again at 12 pm on Sunday at the same arena.