Defending champion St. John’s Institute high school girls’ volleyball team beat St. Scholastica’s Academy, 25-14, 25-10, to strengthen their title retention bid in this year’s NOPSSCEA season at the University of St. La Salle Covered Court.
Out to challenge the SJI rule is the USLS-IS girls, who yielded their title last year to the Johnians.
Determined to get back to the No. 1 spot, the La Sallians stamped their class over Mansilingan Christian Academy, 25-6, 25-5; while La Consolacion College-Bacolod improved its record with a win against Brookside, 25-21, 25-16.
It was a thrilling three-setter victory for Trinity Christian School girls, who survived the threat from Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, 25-22, 20-25, 25-19; while Tangub also held off San Sebastian-IS in three sets, 22-25, 25-15, 25-23. West Negros University prevailed over Bacolod Tay Tung High School girls, 26-24, 26-24.
In the high school boys’ department, SJI defeated Megumi, 25-16, 25-22, as CSA-B turned back Maranatha, 25-17, 25-15.
University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos beat in two straight sets Don Bosco Technical Institute, 25-13, 25-16, while USLS-IS breezed through its assignment against Mansilingan, 25-13, 25-9. BTTHS boys avenged the loss of their girls’ team by trouncing Silay Institute in three sets, 25-16, 18-25, 25-19.
Meanwhile, USLS volleyball teams continued to rule the NOPSSCEA college volleyball competition as its women’s squad topped the initial round by stopping UNO-R 25-10, 25-17, 25-9, while the men’s side posted back-to-back wins against Visayan Maritime Academy-Global College, 25-11, 25-10, and 25-13 and against UNO-R, 25-16, 25-6, 25-15.
Sharing the limelight with the USLS college teams was the CSA-B women squad who beat perennial tormentor UNO-R in a decisive five-setter, 25-22, 25-12, 23-25, 23-25, and 15-12 that lasted for two hours.*NAB
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