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Sta. Rosa finally gets her first win at Spikers’ Turf


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MANILA, Philippines—Sta. Rosa finally secured her first win as the trio of Kevin Montemayor, Yoyong Mendoza and Gabriel Magsino edged the gritty Vanguard, 21-25, 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 15-11, to the finish. four skateboards during Sunday’s 2023 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at Paco Arena.

Kevin Montemayor unleashed 14 attacks to finish with 16 points, joining hands with Magsino and Anrie Bakil in the fifth set to stave off their woes after five games to improve the 1-4 record.

Vanguard, aided by Joven Camaganakan and Razzel Palisoc, graced the pressure in the fourth set to force a player who decided to lose only in the fifth set having made seven of his 37 errors in the second set. important frame.

Mendoza and Magsino each have 15 points, the latter providing five of the team’s nine blocks. Bakil chipped 12 points, as setter Jerico Adajar made an excellent 30 sets.

“We tell them these are the moments where boys are separated from men. They decided to fight because as coaches we were just giving instructions, but the credit for this victory goes to the players because they persevered,” said City Lions coach Edu Lirio. in Filipino.

“I am proud of them. Our hard work has finally paid off. We hope to improve in the next games because this is a new generation of players and our team is still young.”

Vanguard suffered a third loss in a row, slipping to a 1-3 card.

Camaganakan and Palisoc lead the Volleyball Team with 16 points each as the former team also had an excellent 14 tackles. Vince Abrot contributed 15 points, while John Diwa added 11 points.

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