TAGUM City--Davao City and Tagum City share volleyball honors in the Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) 11 Regional Meet finals at Pedro San Jose Gym, University of Mindanao (UM) Tagum College on Sunday, April 14.
UM-bannered Davao City swept Cor Jesu College (CJC) Digos, 25-21, 25-14, 25-23, in their college men’s titular showdown.
Meanwhile, Tagum City outlasted twice-to-beat Davao City, 25-22, 25-22, 15-25, 19-25, 16-14 in the college women’s finals after UM Davao team captain and powerspiker Glenda Agang was sidelined due to injury during the first set.
In the second game, however, Davao City spikers regained composure to avenge their first game loss to Tagum, 20-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 15-10, to secure the gold medal.
After Tagum spikers claimed the first set, the Dabawenyas fought back, rallying to level the game at one-set all. A see-saw battle then ensued as both teams figured in a series of lead changes and deadlocks but Davao head coach Joaquin “Boy” Sarabia advised his team to do some quick adjustment for them to remain in contention.
Sarabia’s wards capitalized on their chemistry, solid offense and tight defense to wrap up the match.
In high school boys division, visiting Jose Maria College spikers of Davao City took the first game of their finals series, 26-24, 25-17, 25-19 while highly-touted Tagum City, powered by UM Tagum, spanked Davao City, bannered by JMC players, 25-17, 25-13, 25-13.
Twice-to-beat UM Tagum girls were not complacent as they foiled every comeback attempt of the Davao squad.