Friday, March 31, 2017

STI SVC: Global City exacts revenge

Lyka Caniya led the Global City resurgence

STI College Global City scored the day’s first reversal as the Taguig based Spikers erased the stigma of their loss against STI College Las Pinas in the eliminations and clawed back to win in four sets 13 – 25, 25 – 16, 25 – 23, 25 – 21 and get back at their tormentors in the resumption of games of the STI Women’s Volleyball Challenge.

Darryl Enguio scores on this set

STI College Las Pinas started like a house on fire in the first set as the Las Pinas spikers ran rings around their Taguig counterparts with superb team work and relentless spiking. The result was a 25 – 13 thrashing of STI College Global City. These two teams met in the eliminations with STI College Las Pinas winning and with the Las Pinas team dominating the first set, it looked like a three set rout was on hand.
Serving for the set

Unfortunately for the Las Pinas team, the Global City team woke up and the difference between the next three sets was like night and day. Team Captain and League Best muse Lyka Caniya spearheaded the Global City attack while her teammates followed suit in defense, digging and blocking that stymied the Las Pinas offense and resulted into STI College Global City winning the second set 25 – 16. 

Some Net action

Getting the needed confidence in the previous set, STI College Global City continued to work their game into perfection as the Las Pinas Spikers had a hard time getting back at the game.  STI College Las Pinas continued making unforced errors and yielded the next two sets 25 – 23 and 25 -21 that sent the team they beat in the eliminations to the STI Volleyball Challenge Final four.

Lyka Caniya dropping the ball on an empty spot

Lyka Caniya led her team with 20 points as she rattled in 18 kills and two aces. Backing her up was Dasiy Salimbacod who scored 14 points with eight coming   from kills, two coming from aces and four coming from monster solo blocks that anchored the stone wall net defense of STI College Global City. The Global City team will next meet STI College Ortigas-Cainta in the final four that will determine what team will make it to the finals.

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