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Spikers’ Turf: Navy sails to bronze medal, sinks VNS


Navy celebrates throughout its sport towards VNS within the Spikers’ Turf. PVL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — PGJC-Navy claimed the bronze medal of the 2022 Spikers’ Turf Open Convention after bucking a gradual begin to pull off a 26-28, 25-18, 25-16, 25-23 victory over VNS-One Alicia on Saturday at Paco Area.

Jau Umandal, the league and crew’s main scorer, performed sparingly for the Sealions, however his teammates stepped up as Ronniel Rosales led the collective effort with 15 factors to beat the Griffins in an hour and 50 minutes.

Navy captain Greg Dolor delivered 13 factors to full a collection sweep following a 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 victory final Thursday. Joeven Dela Vega and Peter Quiel added 12 factors every to give their crew its first podium end within the event.

“We’re so joyful as a result of Navy has been enjoying within the league for a very long time but it surely all the time fails to attain the rostrum,” mentioned Dolor in Filipino. “Our crew solely had two months to put together however we’re joyful that we fought laborious till the top.”

EJ Casana dished out 24 glorious units whereas Umandal and Christian Marcelino had 9 and eight factors, respectively. Libero Vince Lorenzo protected the ground with 20 glorious receptions and 9 digs.

Navy head coach Cecille Cruzada hopes the crew will preserve its core for the subsequent event as she believes it could possibly attain the championship if they’re collectively for the lengthy haul.

“We’re proud of the outcomes regardless of having new gamers. Possibly if we will preserve this line-up, we will obtain our aim and our dream to win a title,” mentioned Cruzada.

Ben San Andres, awarded the second-best exterior spiker, lifted VNS with 19 factors, together with three aces, to go along with 10 receptions and 4 digs. Kevin Montemayor chipped in 15 factors as they settled for fourth place.

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