Leaning on their powerful spikes and aces, the Engineering & Architecture Tigers bested the Accountancy Griffins in three straight sets, 23-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-9 in the volleyball men championship game at the 4/F Martin Hall last Tuesday, August 14.
The Griffins looked poised and calm during the early moments of the game with precise serves and controlled first balls. They were able to snatch the first set by going on a 11-5 run to finish the opening salvo.
That was it for the men in yellow though as the Tigers would go on to dominate the next three sets behind the team’s unrelenting attack. Utilizing their highflyers that used hammering spikes and serves, the men in orange were able to dismantle the Griffins, ending in a fourth set romp that saw them go on a 20-3 run.
Muhammad Salahim, Tiger’s team captain spoke highly of his rookie teammates, mitigating the loss of the five starters of last year’s team.
“Thankful talaga ako sa aming bagong teammates and we did not really expect to be champions but here we are. Thankful din ako sa support ng division and former players namin,” he shared.
Griffins spiker Jay Mendones felt mixed emotions during the game but was still proud of how his teammates performed throughout the tournament.
“I am both happy and sad. I am happy kay naabot mi sa championship and sad lang kay last year na nako ni. Proud gihapon ko sakong teammates kay first year pa lang sila tapos championship na. Next year kay dapat champion na sila,” Mendones added.
The Social Sciences Dragons bagged the third place award while the Computer Sciences Chameleons finished fourth.