STI College Santa Rosa survived the gritty stand of a fighting STI College Batangas team to pull out a nerve wracking four set win 25-13, 25-17, 23-25, 26 – 24 at the start of the Elite 8 of the STI Women’s Volleyball Challenge. The win knocked-out the Batangas team and catapulted the Santa Rosa team to the Final four of the Women’s Volleyball tournament.
At the get to, the STI College Santa Rosa team showed their mastery of the STI College Batangas team as they stream rolled over the opposition with a 25 – 13 and 25 – 17 win in the first two sets. Unfortunately, when the third set got into play the once invincible team Santa Rosa began to succumb into a maze of errors that shattered their invincibility.
Chrislyn Averion of STI College Batangas sets the ball
STI College Batangas then erected an 11 – 3 lead on the strength of the seven unforced errors of the Santa Rosa team. The Laguna based Lady Spikers would eventually yield a game high 16 errors as STI College Batangas had enough steam to come out with a 25 – 23 third set victory. It was the first set loss of the Laguna team.
In the fourth set, STI College Santa Rosa went to work early but still came out with numerous errors that gave the Batangas team another chance to regroup and catch up. With the score at 24 – 21, STI College Santa Rosa stumbled once again to give the Batangas team one last gasp as they tied the score 24 – all. Then Santa Rosa ace spiker Camille TIongson put matters into her own hands to pull out the exciting victory.
Intense net action
Camille Tiongco topscored for the STI College Santa Rosa team as she scored 18 points with 12 kills and six service aces. TIongco was supported by Coleen Maceda Catherine Mercado and setter Hiennah Trinos. On the other hand, STI College Batangas was led by Leisa Macha and setter Chrislyn Averion. STI College Santa Rosa will meet STI College Sta. Maria in the STI Women’s Volleyball Challenge Final Four.