cdn mobile

Despite stomach illness the night before, USJ-R powered Central Visayas wins in Palaro volleyball opener

By: Glendale Rosal - CDN Digital | July 10,2024 - 02:46 PM

USJ-R volleyball

The University of San Jose-Recoletos girls’ volleyball team pose after winning its first game against Caraga in the 2024 Palarong Pambansa at the Recoletos Coliseum of the USJ-R Basak Campus. CDN Digital photo | Glendale Rosal

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Region 7-Central Visayas, manned by players from the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), escaped with a thrilling three-set duel against CARAGA Region’s Agusan del Sur National High School at the start of secondary girls volleyball competition of the Palarong Pambansa on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at the USJ-R Basak Campus here.

The Jaguars, the reigning Cesafi secondary girls champions, defeated CARAGA, 18-25, 25-15, 25-22, despite suffering from upset stomach the night before. 

Player of the Game awardee Rachel Ann Tecson revealed that they weren’t in their best shape going into their first game.

Palarong Pambansa 2024 (July 9 - Ver 2)

The PALARONG PAMBANSA 2024: A CDN DIGITAL SPECIAL ONLINE COVERAGE is in partnership with: 

“Wala gyud mi sa condition kay nag lain among tiyan sa tibuok team pag ka gabie. Wala mi kahibaw kung asa namo nakuha. Pero amo gihapon gihatag tanan sa duwa,” said Tecson. 

(We weren’t in our best shape because the team suffered from bad tummy last night. We don’t know where we got it. But we still gave it our all during the game.)

READ MORE:

Palarong Pambansa 2024: LIVE UPDATES

“Ang mindset namo sa duwa kay kalma lang gyud mi kay daghan na among errors. Samot na dili kaayo mi condition tungod sa nahitabo. Pero amo jud gihatag tanan kay importante makadaog mi,” she added.

(Our mindset was to be calm because we had a lot of errors. It didn’t help that we weren’t in good shape because of what happened. But we gave it our all because it was important to win.) 

USJ-R volleyball

Player of the Game awardee Rachel Ann Tecson of the USJ-R Jaguars. CDN Digital photo | Glendale Rosal

CARAGA went on to win the first set, 25-18.

The Jaguars came alive in the second set by building an 11-point lead, 22-11. They went on to tie the match, 1-1, by winning the set 25-15.

In the deciding third set, both teams fought tooth and nail resulting to multiple lead changes. 

CARAGA managed to take a 20-18 lead late in the third but succumbed to crucial errors.

USJ-R of head coach Roldan Potot regained the lead, 23-22.

Julienne Gadingan capped the game as she scored back-to-back aces to seal the hard-earned victory. 

USJ-R is under Bracket D. Up next will be games against Region 3, Region 5, and Region 11.

 

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

The PALARONG PAMBANSA 2024: A CDN DIGITAL SPECIAL ONLINE COVERAGE is in partnership with:

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Cebu, Central Visayas, Palarong Pambansa, volleyball

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.