National U pocket crown Spikers’ Turf; Almendres is tourney MVP

NU-Sta.  Elena Nationals Wins Spikers 'Turf Open Conference' Title

NU-Sta. Elena Nationals wins the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference title. –SPIKERS TURF PHOTO

National University (NU) -Sta. Elena gave a glimpse of what to expect when the college volleyball season begins.

The Nationals, who came out more consistent as the moment got bigger, came through with a 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23 Game 2 win on Saturday and overcame Cignal HD to win the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference crown at the Paco Arena.

Michaelo Buddin overcame the Most Valuable Player (MVP) record in the Finals with a knockout against two defenders, NU-Sta. Elena ends Cignal’s reign in men’s volleyball.

HD Spikers scanned Boost and Open conferences in 2019 before Spikers’ Turf was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After dominating the knockouts and reaching the semifinals, NU can now shift their focus to the UAAP volleyball wars, where the team, which will return to the Bulldogs moniker, will be the favorites for the title. this mark.

Third Navy

Led by MVP Nico Almendras of the tournamentBuddin, Ken Malinis and best player Ave Retamar, NU have shown it’s comparable to the best in men’s volleyball, picking out a Cignal team backed by the likes of Marck Espejo and Ysay Marasigan . three series, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-18.

Buddin finished with 22 points in game 2 while Almendras finished with 18 points.

PGJC-Navy claimed bronze of the 2022 Spikers’ Turf Open after a 26-28, 25-18, 25-16, 25-23 win over VNS-One Alicia on Saturday at Paco Arena.

Jau Umandal, the league’s top scorer, played modestly for the Sealions, but his teammates stepped forward as Ronniel Rosales led the collective effort with 15 points to beat the Griffins in a single. hour 50 minutes.

Navy Captain Greg Dolor delivered 13 points to complete a series of sweeps, following a 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 win last Thursday. Joeven Dela Vega and Peter Quiel each added 12 points to their team’s first podium in the tournament.

“We’re delighted that Navy has been playing in this tournament for a long time but has always been unable to step up to the podium,” Dolor said. “Our team only had two months to prepare but we are happy that we fought hard until the last minute.”

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