Service ace seals Subangdaku’s triumph-A A +A
Saturday, August 24, 2013
TEAM captain John Lloyd Ygot towed Subangdako Elementary School to the volleyball title with a service ace to seal their 25-15, 27-25, win against Colegio del Sto. Niño in the finals of the 18th Milo Little Olympics at the Sacred Heart School-Hijas gym.
Ygot, 11, got teary-eyed after his service ace sealed the win.
“We were leading since the beginning of the second set but got nervous when they were getting close and had our first deadlock at 18. However, I told myself, we will pull this off, we will win this set and win the championship, and we did,” said Ygot.
Subangdaku was up 17-10 before CSN started their rally.
The two teams were still tied at 22 before Subangdako got to match point at 24-22. However, CSN fought back to send the game to a tiebreak.
“This is our first time to win the championship since 2009. All their hard work and sacrifices have really paid off,” Subangdaku’s Lino Aribal said.
Subangdaku also represented Mandaue City team when it won the 2012 Gov. Gwen Unity Volleyball Cup.
Cabancalan Elementary School got third place over St. Mary’s Academy, 25-15,25-12.
In the secondary boys, defending champion Cabancalan National High School failed to advance in the finals after losing to Abellana National School (ANS), 25-15, 25-21
“Honestly, I didn’t expect that we can beat them in two sets because most of my team members are rookies,” said ANS head coach Kareem Datig.
ANS will face University of San Carlos Basic Education (USC-BED) in today’s finals at 8 a.m. USC beat Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School, 25-15, 25-15.
USC-BED head coach Jonrey Sasing expects a tough championship game against ANS.
“It will be tough for us because we will be playing against a team with a lot of championship experience. For us, it’s our very first championship game. But still we will fight hard and do our best,”said Sasing.
Cabancalan NHS settled for a third runner-up finish after winning over Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School, 25-17,25-18. in the secondary girls division, defending champion of Southwestern University (SWU) lost to St. John Institute of Bacolod, 26-28, 23-25.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 25, 2013.