Sunday, January 27, 2008

SPORTS: Upset marks DC-PRISAA volley opener

DAVAO CITY (January 27, 2008) - University of Immaculate Conception (UIC) men’s spikers scored a resounding upset victory in the opening day of this year’s Davao City Private School Athletic Association (DC-PRISAA) men’s volleyball competition on Saturday at the Brokenshire College Gym.

UIC pulled off a stunning 23 – 25, 31 – 29, 27 – 25 upset win over defending champion University of Mindanao .

After dropping the heartbreaking first set, the Bonifacio Street.-based spikers played well enough and showed some spunk in the pressure-packed second and third frames to finally pull away with the win.

Last year’s runner-up Holy Cross of Davao College notched its first victory at the expense of Brokenshire College via default.

On the women’s contest, defending champion Holy Cross of Davao College lady spikers defeated University of Immaculate Conception , 25 – 15, 25 – 9 to open its title retention bid on a bright note.

Holy Cross displayed its awesome form to beat UIC and notch its first win in the tournament that serves as selection basis for the city's delegation to the Davao Region PRISAA Meet slated in second week of March.

The wards of Exequil Tomines came out blazing right from the outset hitting in all angles with its booming spikes courtesy of great set up by Elvie Mariquit who tallied an unusual eight ace serves.

Spikers Jasmine Burcelis, Aiza Armacion and Mykah Ramos combined for 29 kills with 12, 10 and 7 respectively.

UM volleybelles completed the opening day victors with a 25 – 9, 25 – 6 demolition of Brokenshire College .

In men’s basketball, University of Mindanao started its title defense on a right track beating DMMA-Davao College of Southern Philippines, 64 – 40.

Last year’s runner-up Holy Cross of Davao College bested San Pedro College , 82 – 27 while Rizal Memorial College shocked Ateneo De Davao University, 61 – 58. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)

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