Jaja Santiago smash creates ripple | Inquirer Sports

Jaja Santiago smash creates ripple

/ 11:08 PM October 21, 2016
Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

PSL-F2 Logistics Manila may have spun out of the medal race, but the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship already left one major highlight-reel play for Filipino sporting fans.

That of Jaja Santiago smashing a perfectly-timed Tichaya Boonlert toss that landed squarely on the face of Pomi Casalmaggiore libero Immacolata Sirressi  in the second set.


“It concerned me a bit,” said Santiago of the “facial” which went viral on social media as it served as a big, bruising statement from Philippine volleyball to the world’s best.

“I said sorry to her right away,” said Santiago in Filipino.


Santiago topscored for the host club with 11 points, 10 on attacks, including that knockdown punch.

The local club was to face unbeaten Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul late last night.

Team captain Rachel Anne Daquis said she’s “very proud of my teammates for giving it our very best.”

“For sure the setter. I like very lot the setter,” said Pomi coach Giovani Caprara, referring to F2’s Kim Fajardo.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: club, Club World Championship, highlight, medal
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.