BACOLOD

Tay Tung spikers clinch 4-peat in Nopsscea

BACOLOD. Bacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts celebrates 4-peat in the 39th NOPSSCEA secondary girls volleyball. (Biboy Calamba)

THE Bacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts swept St. John's Institute (SJI) to clinch their fourth championship title in the secondary girls volleyball event of the 39th Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (Nopsscea) played at the University of St. La Salle gym over the weekend.

The Thunderbolts, having a twice-to-beat advantage going into the finals, outplayed the Hua Ming volleybelles in three sets: 25-12, 25-17, and 25-19.

Spearheaded by veterans Shane Carmona, Alyssa Bertolano, and Joan Marie Monares, the Thunderbolts controlled the game and denied SJI's comeback attempts.

Jose Montalbo, Tay Tung's designated team manager, said they are happy for the 4-peat as most of their players will be graduating this school year.

"By winning our fourth Nopsscea title, it will help our team build their confidence for the upcoming Rebisco National Finals next week in Metro Manila," Montalbo added.

The team will leave this November 20 and will play tune-up matches against the University of Sto. Tomas on the November 21 and Far Eastern University on November 22.

Also suited up for the Ian Macariola-ciached squad are Kiesha Bedonia, Katherine Cortez, Rhean Almendralejo, Aurea Alvero, Gwen Banas, Annika Cabasac, Sophie Cagalawan, Nicolei Galvan, Jermaine Joniega, Julianne Monares, Kathleen Tan, and Alijah Ysulan.


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