City Hall routs PhilHealth-A A +A
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Baguio City Hall lady spikers resumed their winning ways after overpowering PhilHealth in the women’s volleyball of the 1st Domogan Cup Baguio Benguet Inter Employee Volleyball Tournament.
BCH smashed their way towards another victory with Maybelle Arances scoring a game high of eight points and rally her team over a 2-1 set, 25-17, 18-25, 25-17 to boost their chances in on the on-going eliminations round.
BCH team captain Mars Nibaten said their team worked out a great winning strategy finishing the regulation.
“Lahat lang nag-workout sa floor, kumapit lang kami at pinairal ang tamang galaw sa teamwork,” said Nibaten.
“Inisip namin na kahit naunahan kami with the set two and three, kailangan lang magtiyaga huwag hayaang makalayo ang kalaban,” Nibaten added.
Philhealth squandered the first set as BCH rallied to finish first behind Arances and Sharonel Chan dominating the floor for their team.
But PhilHealth rallied in the second set as Augie Perl Simangan work an all-around game contributing five points to steal the set for their squad.
The third set started in favour of Philhealth as Deizle Anongos was lucky on her services landing three aces to secure an early lead, 1-7.
BCH leaned on Arances, Chan, and Racquel Lamen combined for 11 markers to regain the lead, 12-10.
PhilHealth sought to stage a comeback at but it was a little too late as BCH shook them off to trail behind as they controlled the floor, ending the game in a classic finish.
“Ginusto lang namin na makabawi since natalo kami sa huling game namin, fortunately nagawa naman ng team,” Arances said.
“Hopefully madala pa rin ang magandang ikot ng bola sa next na laro para makapasok sa semis at sa finals,” added Arances.
BCH now share the top seed along with DPWH, 5 wins 1 loss, after DPWH took an easy win against Baguio Central School by default.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 26, 2013.