The women’s volleyball team of the Faculty of Engineering managed to wriggle its way to the third spot with a 25-16, 19-25, 25-11, 25-14 victory in a best-of-three game over the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) in the Thomasian Goodwill Games, held on September 30, 2012.
The team, composed of 14 members: Â team captain Kimberly Obcena, Kamil Jansen Sales, Karen Ray Isaguirre, Anna Elica, Hazelle Joyce Viernes, libero Joyce Ong, Samantha Jann Chanco, Princess Bravo, Marie Joy Yamauchi, Reina Adora Lupac, Kyle Jan Gallardo, Rizzia Abrantes, and Georgette Sol Dacer, recovered from a disastrous 2nd set with Alsola, Viernes and Lupac powering Engineering team through the rest of the game at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.
Headed by their coach, Kris Dimaculangan, the first six players were Alsola, Ong, Obcena, Elica, Chanco, and Sales. During the 1st set, Alsola spiked the ball to Ong of CFAD, unable to receive it. Halfway through the end, Chanco gave a kill at the empty left side of CFADâ€™s back court. During the set point, Sales’ service hit the tip of the net, ending the 1st set.
Things didn’t go well in the 2nd set. Chanco dived for the ball which Viernes failed to block after an attack by CFAD Spiker, Ong. Chanco suffered minor right arm injury. Chua of CFAD ended the set by an ace, unable to receive by the Eng’g libero, Ong.
The 3rd and final set was flawlessly played. Sales dug for the ball, but was spiked by CFAD outside the Eng’g court. Both sets ended with a kill shot of Alsola and Lupac, respectively.
The Engineering Men’s Volleyball team places 4th in the final standings of the Thomasian Goodwill Games after being defeated by the AMV Men’s Volleyball team during their match-up held on September 20, 2012 at the Quadricentennial Pavillion court. The game was a battle for the 3rd place spot in the Thomasian Goodwill Men’s Volleyball games.
The match lasted a full five sets with the Engineering team starting with a strong first set with a score of 25-13 against the AMV team. The Engineering team struggled to keep up with the AMV team’s stronger offensive play during the 2nd and 3rd sets. Both sets ended with scores of 18-25 in favor of the AMV team.
The Engineering team made a comeback on the 4th set with tougher defensive play despite having no libero in the game. The set ended with a score of 25-21. This forces the game to push through the final set with a score of 25-21. The team was able to take the lead on the first half of the set, but the AMV team fought back, staying close with the Engineering team’s score. Unfortunately, the Engineering team struggled with service and unforced errors allowing the AMV Volleyball team to eventually take victory with a score of 15-10 settling for 3rd in the Thomasian Goodwill games standings.
During the match up, one of the Engineering team’s best assets was its aggressive play and being effective at blocking and middle spiking.
“We have been expecting that our opponents will be a difficult one. Though we lost, our team’s maturity shined.” Coach Kris Dimaculangan said. When asked about the team’s plans for next year, he mentioned that they will be taking advantage of their mistakes and triumphs during this season.