Southwestern University dominates CESAFI volleyball championships

Mars G. Alison

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Southwestern University dominates CESAFI volleyball championships
Southwestern University sweeps the men's, women's and girls volleyball championships of the 2015 CESAFI season

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras cemented their dominance in the 2015 CESAFI volleyball tournament by clinching 3 of the 4 division titles Sunday, October 18, at the University of the San Carlos (USC) gym.

SWU’s men’s, women’s and girls teams swept their respective best-of 3 finals series to grab the titles. The school did not field a team in the juniors boys division.

The SWU Spiking Cobras became the back-to-back men’s champion with a 25-21, 20-25, 18-25, 23-25 dismissal of the USC Warriors in Game 2.

Meanwhile, the Lady Cobras grabbed their third straight women’s title in straight sets, 25-18, 25-20, 29-27, against the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, also in Game 2.

Likewise, the girls team of SWU also dismissed the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Magis Eagles also in a straight-set fashion, 25-13, 25-16, to end a two-year title drought.

The boys division title saw the USJ-R Baby Jaguars dethroning defending champion USC Baby Warriors, 25-21, 25-20.

The SWU Spiking Cobras clinched their second straight title. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

Named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the men’s division was SWU’s Alden Dave Cabaron. Other Cobras who received individual awards were skipper Royet Varga as best setter and Rommel Pepito as best spiker. Other individual awardees were USJ-R’s Mark Joseph Rocamora as best receiver, University of Southern Philippines Foundation’s (USPF) Jun Patrick Villaflor as best receiver/libero and USC skipper Gavinito Yongco as best blocker.

In the women’s division, Floremel Rodriguez, who was instrumental in SWU closing out Game 2 in the third set, was rightfully named MVP. Three other Cobras won individual awards, including Frances Karen Derder, whose spike won SWU the title, was honored as the best server; Therese Rae Ramas as best setter; and Renee Coleen Nathalie Gimeno as best blocker. 

Joining them were USC’s Criz Jezza Estose as best libero, and USJ-R’s Jessa Marie Jorquia as best attacker/spiker.

In the juniors division, MVP honors were given to SWU’s Wellamae Ortega for the girls and USC’s Gwyn Dharell Guy for the boys division.

Other awardees were Canciano Llanos (USJ-R) and Janzel Bate (USJ-R) as best spikers; James Boytrago (USJ-R) and SHS-AdC’s Angellyna Danielle Caniego as best servers; SWU’s Kate Michelle Obenita and USC’s Gamaliel Enriquez as best receivers; SWU’s Mary Angelou Castillo and USJ-R’s Axel Abatayo as best setters; and USC’s Kleene Caumay and SWU’s Lorene Grace Toring as best blocker. –

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