JT Thunders halted FC Tokyo’s two-game winning streak, 27-25, 25-15, 26-28, 25-20, in the Japan V.League on Friday at the Sumida Ward General Gymnasium.
Aussie spiker Thomas Edgar unleashed 31 points to end the four-game skid of his Hiroshima-based team, converting 31 of his 63 spike attempts.
Junya Sakashita had 12 points, while Taishi Onodera added 10 including three aces as JT Thunders improved to a 3-6 record for solo seventh place.
Espejo steps up
FC Tokyo slid to 2-7 for eighth spot after winning back-to-back games over Oita Miyoshi last week.
Marck Espejo scored 13 points, nailing 11 kills and two blocks for Tokyo.
His fellow import Jonas Kvalen led the way with 19 points built on 16 attacks, two blocks and an ace, while Yuma Nagamoto also had 13 markers.
FC Tokyo tries to bounce back in the return match against JT Thunders on Saturday.