Jaja Santiago helps Saitama Ageo Medics go 2-0 in Japan V.League

MANILA, Philippines — Jaja Santiago shone anew as the Saitama Ageo Medics completed a weekend sweep of the NEC Red Rockets, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19, for an early lead in the 2022-23 Japan V.League season on Sunday at Todoroki Arena.

The 6-foot-5 middle blocker, once again, single-handedly outplayed the Red Rockets’ net defense with her season-best six blocks to highlight her 15-point effort.

Santiago, who is in her fifth season with Saitama, also drilled nine kills with a 40.9% attacking rate to help the Ageo Medics improve to 2-0.

The Philippine women’s volleyball team star had a nine-point performance in their 25-21, 25-19, 25-13 victory over NEC on opening day on Saturday.

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