V.League: Bagunas, Oita Miyoshi lose to Sakai anew
MANILA, Philippines—Oita Miyoshi and Bryan Bagunas got swept in their weekend series against one of the league leaders Sakai suffering a straight sets defeat, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19, in the 2021-22 Japan V.League season Sunday at Fukuoka Prefectural Kurume Sports Center Gymnasium.
The Weisse Adler dropped to a 4-16 record at the 10th seed of the tournament while the Blazers are tied with defending champion Suntory and Toray at the top with 15-5 cards.
Bagunas finished with eight points as Kota Yamada led Oita Miyoshi with 12 points while Emerson Rodriguez added 11 points.
Yuki Higuchi led Sakai with 16 points while Sharone Vernon-Evans added 10.
FC Tokyo also lost in its weekend series against the Sunbirds, 36-34, 25-18, 25-15, at Sumida Ward General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
Jonas Kvalen and Yanamigcachi Itta led FC Tokyo with 12 points apiece as Marck Espejo once again sat out the match.
Dmitriy Muserskiy led Suntory with 28 points.