BVS wins CHESAA men’s volleyball crown

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Friday, January 31, 2014

BVS Colleges completed their Cinderella story in men’s volleyball of the Cordillera Higher Education Athletic Association by snatching their first crown in the league.

After topping the eliminations, BVS swept Data Center College of the Philippines-Baguio in their best of three series at the Easter College Gym Friday morning.

BVS exhausted the opposition in seizing a 23-25, 25-23, 25-12, 25-12 in game two of their championship series after scoring the same in game one.


“Very proud, that is the easiest way to describe how we are feeling after winning this tournament,” said BVS Colleges coach Vicente Rivera Jr.

Rivera said it was a great hike for the whole team to win the championship title in the current season.

“Masyadong malayo ang nilakbay nitong team comparing sa performance ng mga former squads in the previous seasons, we are really overwhelmed sa pagkakapanalo knowing that magagling rin ang mga nakalaro namin,” River said.

Rivera said he hopes to rebuild the team next season with the departure of its key players.

“Hindi pa natin masasabi na kayang i-defend ang title next season since almost all of the players will graduate and eventually maraming darating na bago,” Rivera quipped.

“Siguro the best thing to look forward to will be choosing another set of incoming students who can perform as good as this team did,” Rivera closed.

BVS took the upper hand in the finals series when they snatched game one after winning 29-27, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20, as Andrew Satur brought his A game generating 18 points and seven blocks.

DCCP Spartans, who was last season’s finalist, succumbed to the dominance of BVS after fighting a gritty ballgame in search for a championship of their own.

In game two, the Spartans took an early lead in the in the first set as they secure a 2-8 lead, but was short lived as BVS rallied to tie the game 9 all.

But DCCP’s Waller Abance charged his team as he teamed-up with Timothy Rey Balanga to advance their lead 15-22, but Satur and Herosis Acos answered the call for BVS to tie the game at 23 all, however the Spartans were able to control the floor snatching the first set win.

The Spartans rode on their momentum in the second set to gain a 4-8 lead, but it was short lived as BVS took a scoring run and lead 14-9 behind Acos and Aison Lindawan.

DCCP tried to regain control late in the first set but it was too little too late as the opposing squad charge towards stealing set two.

The Spartans staged a bounce back in the following sets but the motivated BVS squad continue to rain spikes all over their opponent’s floor draining and win the elusive championship crown.

Acos, who was awarded the most valuable player for the game, scored a game high 15 points and four blocks while his teammate Satur created 12 points including five blocks.

“Masaya ako na napili nila akong MVP sa season na ito pero siyempre kung hindi naman nagtulungan sa floor yung buong team hindi kami mananalo,” Acos quipped.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 01, 2014.


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