Negros Island earns bronze in secondary girls volleyball

KD Suarez
Negros Island earns bronze in secondary girls volleyball
Negros Island Region drops the first set but comes back strong in the final two to come away with the bronze medal versus Davao Region

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Newly-established Negros Island Region claimed the bronze medal in secondary girls volleyball after coming from behind last year’s finalist Davao Region, 20-25, 25-21, 25-19, in the battle for third on Saturday, April 16 during the 2016 Palarong Pambansa at Bicol Colleges.

NIR had to deal with a strong showing from Davao in the opening set. NIR absorbed its foes’ lefty attacks and sharp cross-court hits as Davao drew first blood, 25-20.

With Jessa Ordiales out in the latter part of the first set, NIR came back with a vengeance in the second set courtesy of Maica Larroza’s brilliant blocking and loaded serves, 25-21.

Momentum shifted Negros Island’s way as Patricia Nicole Escares’ well-distributed plays paid off. Hannah Nicole Infante showered an array of attacks while Alyssa Bertolano gave Davao a hard time receiving the first ball.

Davao fizzled out towards the end and committed a pile of errors as NIR took the final frame, 25-19. – Rappler.com

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