Friday, March 31, 2017

STI SVC Elite 8: STI College OrCA beat STI College Cubao

Loren Encisa & Kendra Fernandez prepare to dig

STI College Ortigas-Cainta withstood the gallant stand of the STI College Cubao Spikers as the Rizal based volleyball team beat the Q.C based spikers in four sets 25 – 20, 25 – 16, 20 – 25, 25 – 18 to secure the second final four slot and remain unbeaten in the STI Women’s Volleyball Challenge at the Eusebio H. Tanco Gym at STI College Ortigas-Cainta.

Sabrina Umali on the attack

STI College Ortigas-Cainta started the game with their frenetic pace of Volleyball and held a 6 – 1 lead. But after STI College Cubao settled down they started getting good sets and caught up with STI College OrCA. Unfortunately for them, the team from Rizal province shifted to a higher gear to run away with the first set 25 – 20.
STI College Cubao's steady force Alexandra Vigilia scores on this attack

In the second set, the Ortigas-Cainta team came out with fangs in their teeth and manhandled the STI College Cubao team.  Led by Sabrina Umali and setter Kate del Rosario pounded on the hapless Cubao team. The P. Tuazon based spikers would run in a maze of errors and had problems receiving the ball that led to a 25 – 16 rout.

Net action between Shiecka Saco and Alliah Lelina

The third set gave STI College Cubao a new lease of life as the nitty gritty team finally got their game going and answered every spike that STI College ORCa was able to give them.  Alexandra Vigilia and Shiecka Aira Saco, STI College Cubao’s 1- 2 punch pounded their opponents to submission to gain the upper hand and win the set 25 – 20. 

STI College OrCa's Libero Loren Encisa saves the ball

The fourth set saw the Ortigas-Cainta team forge ahead, add on their lead and have enough poise to finish the game and remain unbeaten.  On the other STI College Cubao went back to their erratic game, gave up some points and wasn’t able to keep up with STI College Ortigas-Cainta thus surrendering their chance to advance. STI College Ortigas-Cainta will now meet STI College Global City.

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