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    Jaja Santiago, Ageo Medics complete opening sweep of Okayama

    Oct 17, 2021
    Jaja Santiago anf Ageo Medics open their V.League title defense on a high note.
    Jaja Santiago anf Ageo Medics open their V.League title defense on a high note.
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    JAJA Santiago and Ageo Medics made short work of Okayama Seagulls, 25-16, 25-15, 25-22, to earn their second straight win in Japan V.League on Sunday at the Kasaoka Gymnasium.

    The Saitama-based squad asserted its mastery of the home team to complete a sweep of their matches in the opening weekend of the Division 1 league.

    Ageo Medics fought back from a 20-22 deficit in the third set as Mami Uchiseto delivered three straight clutch attacks to take a 23-22 lead followed by an ace from Yuka Sato and the game-winning attack of Kyoko Aoyagi.

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    Tamari Yamaguchi powered Saitama with 14 points. Aoyagi delivered 12 markers, while Uchiseto had 11.

    Sato, who erupted for 40 points on Saturday’s five-set win, also finished with 11 points.

    Santiago scored 10 points from six kills, two blocks and as many as aces as Ageo Medics took the early 2-0 lead.

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      Okayama dropped to 0-2 card with Aimi Sato being the lone bright spot with nine points.

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