Manileño Spikers topple Global Remit; cop 3rd place in PNVF Champions League
December 05, 2021 - Sunday 9:12 AM by GDM
LIPA CITY – John Benedict San Andres produced another solid performance as the VNS Manileño Spikers captured the bronze medal following a 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 sweep of Global Remit in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League Saturday at the Aquamarine Recreational Center here.
The Manileño Spikers’ campaign had a couple of five-set heartbreaks – against finalists Go for Gold-Air Force and Team Dasmariñas – which could have turn things around.
But for San Andres, who came through with 15 points and nine digs, he simply moved on to help the Manileño Spikers reach the podium of the tournament that has Rebisco, Pitmaster Foundation Inc., Top Speed, 1Pacman Partylist, Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee as platinum sponsors and F2 Logistics, Asics, PLDT, MVP Sports Foundation and Mikasa as gold sponsors and BCDA, Philippine Red Cross, Lipa City, Davis Paint and Emerald PVC Pipes, Fittings and Doors as silver sponsors with PNVF godfather, Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, chairman of the Champions League, giving his full support.
“I think we were too eager (in our five-set losses) compared to today where we just enjoyed the game. It is a bonus for us to win. The most important thing is we produced what we trained and just enjoy inside the court,” said San Andres after the one-hour, 23-minute contest.
Kevin Montemayor added 12 points, while John Daniel Diwa had two blocks for a eight-point effort for the Manileño Spikers. Roniey Adviento had a team-best three blocks.
VNS coach Ralph Ocampo was surprised with the outcome.
“I didn’t expect that it will be 3-0 because they have some Philippine team sa member (Global Remit). I think my team played consistent on attack and defense and this is a beautiful result,” said Ocampo.
Alex Disquitado had 14 points, 13 receptions and five digs while Josh Villanueva had three blocks to finish with nine points for Global Remit, which placed fourth.
Playmaker Ish Polvorosa, who like Villanueva is a part of the national team under coach Dante Alinusunurin, tossed in 13 excellent sets to go with two blocks.
DOJ indicts 4 over hacking of BDO accounts
The Department of Justice said state prosecutors indicted four individuals over the massive hacking of more than 700 BDO accounts in Dece ...8 hours ago
Vaccination rollout for 5-11 age group, to begin on Feb 4
Vaccinators are now preparing for the rollout of the vaccination program for children aged five to 11 that will begin on Feb 4. ...8 hours ago
POC set to implement persona non grata tag on Juico
THE Philippine Olympic Committee general assembly has voted to finalize and enforce the persona non grata tag against Philipi Juico, the Philippine ...4 hours ago
PBA to hold games without fans for now
The PBA plans to resume the 2021 Governors' Cup without any fans in attendance for the meantime. With the COVID-19 cases in the count ...10 hours ago