THE HIGH School Varsity-Team B (HS-B) Volleybelles overwhelmed the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team, 25-11 and 25-12, and handed the women in blue their first defeat in the latest season of the Thomasian Goodwill Games held Monday at the P. Noval Court.
HS-B’s Ivy Aquino secured victory for her team with a service ace, while AB endured errors throughout both sets.
AB team captain Elyanna Dayanghirang pointed out their faulty reception and poor services during their opening game.
“‘Yun talaga ‘yung puhunan kasi namin sa past tune-up games namin and past trainings,” Dayanghirang told the Flame. “Ngayon ‘yun ‘yung napag-usapan namin, sabi nga ng coach namin na kailangan namin bumawi sa service and sa receive kasi pangatlo [na priority] lang naman namin ‘yung depensa.”
AB evened the score at 7-7 during the start of the second set but as HS-B’s multiple attacks met failed reception, the scores led to 19-9, in favor of the high school students.
Dayanghirang called on Artlets to continue supporting AB. “Basta para naman sa inyo (Artlets) ‘yung next na games namin. Lalaban at lalaban kami, hindi para sa sarili kundi para sa [AB].” F ANGELIQUE ANNE F. TORRES