Team Salih rules Joyeux Noel 3X3 Men’s Sand Volleyball 

By: Dale Rosal - CDN Digital | December 01,2022 - 02:22 PM
Team Salih

Team Salih is awarded by tournament organizer Calvin Cempron (left most) during the awarding cermony at the Wiggy’s Beach Resort in Jubay, Liloan, north Cebu. | contributed photo

CEBU—Team Salih emerged champion of the Joyeux Noel 3X3 Men’s Sand Volleyball Season 3: The True North of Cebu Volleyball on Wednesday evening, November 30, 2022, at the Wiggy’s Beach Resort in Jubay, Liloan, northern Cebu. 

Team Salih edged MJC All-Stars, 31-19, to clinch the crown of the tournament that fielded in a total of 12 teams. 

Besides winning the title, Team Salih netted four individual awards headed by Dominique Gabito, who bagged the “Most Valuable Player” and the “Best Blocker” plums of the tournament. 

Rommel Pepito was named the tournament’s “Best Spiker,” while Arisa Fernandez was the “Best Receiver.”

The rest of Team Salih’s players were Esmundo Gabito and Kim Bataluna. 

MJC All-Stars didn’t go home empty-handed as they earned two individual awards courtesy of Kervin Maquilang (best setter) and Cyril Sumalinog (best digger). 

The rest of MJC All-Stars’ players were Jason Kent Imperial, Kyle Mabute, and Rafol Sico. 

Team Mugna settled for second-runner-up honors. 

Tournament organizer Calvin Cempron is already planning a bigger tournament, an inter-island competition, for next year. 

They are planning to invite teams from Cebu City, Cebu Province, Bohol, Siquijor, and Negros to compete in their unique 3×3 beach volleyball tilt. 

“No words can describe how happy I am that we are gathered for a sport that is so dear to all of us and what better way to greet everyone happy holidays but to give you this Joyeux Noel volleyball tournament once again,” said Cempron.

Their next tournament is tentatively slated for the summer of 2023. 

/bmjo

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