THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Volleyball Team is now standing at a 2-1 win-loss record after it brushed aside the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS) Men’s Volleyball Team during the elimination round of the Thomasian Goodwill Games held Wednesday.
AB offensive specialist Russel Wilfred Estrada displayed his spiking skills during the first rallies of the game, giving AB a four-point advantage, 7-3.
However, IICS tied the game at 18-18 and regained its chances to edge AB in the tussle to take control of the first set. Service aces from the squad in red allowed them to inch closer, 19-20 and 23-24.
Evened at 24, the first set turned into an even tighter match, but AB claimed the set through the players’ drilling spikes, 27-25.
The Dapitan-based squad found themselves in a neck-and-neck battle until John David Subiere blocked a spike from IICS, which gave AB a slight advantage at 10-9 in the second set.
Artlets’ resounding cheers backed up the team as AB mounted a five-point advantage at 20-15.
Subiere’s powerful strike landed straight in the face of IICS’ Simon Bigtacion, which enabled AB to grab an advantageous match point lead, 24-15.
“Lahat naman sila nag-perfom at nag-laro nang maayos,” AB head coach Jason Serabia said with a smile.
However, AB tasted its first defeat against the College of Science (Science) Men’s Volleyball Team in their three-set showdown last Monday, 25-15, 15-25, and 19-25. F ANGELIQUE ANNE F. TORRES with reports from K.P.Z.