MOOG drains BCT for third place finish

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Monday, March 3, 2014


MOOG Inc. barely escaped Baguio College of Technology in a gruelling five set ball game to earn a decent third place finish in the recently concluded Baguio City National High School-Special Program for Sports Invitational Volleyball Tournament-Executive Division.

Faced with a two to nothing set disadvantage, MOOG turned up the tides bagging in the final three sets to earn a 23-25, 26-28, 25-20, 25-20, 15-13 win at the BCNHS gym Saturday morning.

Krissian Tsuchiya displayed an all-around display of ballgame as she punctuated yet another excellent performance dropping 37 big points to set the tone for MOOG.

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“Sobrang proud ako for our team kahit na third place lang ang nakuha namin dito sa tournament na ito, I know lahat ng teammates ko did also their best para manalo kami today,” Tsuchiya said.

She added the team delivered a superb turnaround after the second set’s loss.

“Talagang we went all out after set two, we fixed our composure to the game and we made adjustments to minimize our errors,” Tsuchiya added.
MOOG found no luck entering the first set as the BCT Lady Atoms came away with a slight two-point lead.

MOOG tried to snatch the second set win as they turned away a 21-10 lead, but it was stopped as siblings Gerlyn and Monica Lumasi commanded BCT to come up with a 2-0 set advantage.

Riding on the momentum, BCT tried to seal the deal in the third set but it was stopped as Tsuchiya together with Weng De Guzman combined for 16 points to keep MOOG alive.

BCT tried to shake-off the gritty MOOG squad in the fourth set but it was Tsuchiya who punctuated the last eight points to advance in a decision match.

The erstwhile leading BCT tried to escape with a 14-13 score, after trailing MOOG 13-8 but it was a little too late as Tsuchiya delivered the final point to bag the deciding set and rewarded the team a third place finish.

Tsuchiya was awarded the best spiker, while teammates Grace Solomon and Jennifer Mararac were presented with the best digger and best libero award.

Cindy Benitez was named most valuable player and best blocker for Beneco while teammate Michelle Remo was given the best server title. Dontogan Women’s Association’s Joan Castro was named best middle player while Monica Lumasi was presented the best setter for BCT.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 04, 2014.

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