The Volleyball Women’s category resumed the semi-finals action last Aug. 5 featuring the Accountancy and Accounting Technology (BSA/AT) Griffins and the School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) Tigers with the Griffins coming out on top, sweeping two straight sets 25-20, 25-20.
The Griffins went out on a rampage from the start of the first set behind Kaycee Gojar’s three consecutive aces. The Tigers however, hustled back and assumed control in the later portion with precise spikes tying the game 15-all but came up empty in crunch time due to several unforced errors and superb play from the Griffins.
The second set took on a different timbre from the first with the ladies in yellow trailed women in black 18-19. The Tigers again, failed to capitalize the lead with the Griffins finishing the game on a 7-1 run.
The game was a crucial one from the Lady Griffins who are aiming for the astounding 8-peat this year. Team captain Crisel Lupogan shared team’s feelings regarding the outcome of the match.
“Today’s game against EA was both nerve-wracking and heart-pounding. EA too had a strong defense and they were collectively smart as a team. The key to winning today’s match was simple: we disregarded the 7-years worth of pressure on our shoulders.
“I told my team to just do their best, just think of the people who supported us all the way (shout out to ASEC) and make them our source of strength. In that way, win or lose, we won’t regret anything. Luckily it worked. Fall seven times, stand up eight. We built seven years, and we’re fighting for the eight,” she said during the post-game interview.
The Volleyball Women’s Finals will feature the Social Sciences Dragons and Accountancy and Accounting Technology Griffins this Saturday, Aug. 13.