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Jaja Santiago will get profitable debut with JT Marvelous in Japan

Jaja Santiago (high row, leftmost) with the JT Marvelous in Japan V.League.

MANILA, Philippines — Jaja Santiago was instrumental in her JT Marvelous debut as they swept the Toyota Auto Physique Queenseis, 25-21, 29-27, 25-14, on Saturday to open the 2023-24 V.League in Japan.

Santiago, who opened her sixth season in Japan with a brand new staff, scored seven factors, hitting six-of-10 assaults and nailing a block to 5 the Marvelous a profitable begin.

The 6-foot-5 center blocker began in all three units in her first sport away from her former membership, Ageo Medics. 

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American import Annie Drews led the membership from Nishinomiya Metropolis with 20 on 17 assaults, two aces, and a block.

Kotona Hayashi chipped in 15 factors together with one block for the Marvelous, whereas Mizuki Tanaka added 9 markers

The Saitama-based squad dropped their opening match 27-25, 24-26, 25-27, 22-25 to the Hisamitsu Springs on Saturday in its first sport with out Filipino import Santiago.

Yurie Nabeya carried Toyota with 12 factors. together with an ace. Lise Van Hecke had 11 markers, whereas Aimi Okawa and Hinata Shigihara added seven every.

Creamline setter Jia De Guzman will make her V.League debut with the Denso Airybees subsequent week in opposition to the NEC Purple Rockets.

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