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.