MANILA, Philippines – Vanguard had an error-filled start at the 2023 Spikers Turf Open conference but costly mistakes by defending champion National University-Archipelago allowed the newcomers to escape 25-18, 18-25, 26-24, 13 Allowed. -25, 15-10 victory on Wednesday at Pico Arena.
The volley hitters gave up a total of 27 of their 44 service errors in their first club league game and allowed the Builders—the NU men’s volleyball team made up of Team B—to force a decider. Complete control of the fourth set.
But Vince Abrot came to the rescue for Vanguard in the fifth, where he scored five of his 15 points en route to the victory.
He gave away four of Vanguard’s seven straight points in the final set to take a commanding 12-3 lead. But he committed a team-high 27th service error after a couple of mistakes by his teammates and key hits from Joseph Bello, McBandola, and Leo Ordales pulled NU to within three, 13-10. Allowed to receive.
The volley hitters dodged a bullet as Bandola committed back-to-back attacking errors for NU-Archipelago, including a spike that hit the antenna, giving them the upper hand after a grueling two-hour contest. The car gave the enemies a chance to escape.
“Having an experienced team was beneficial for us because regardless of what happened in the game, they know what to do when it comes to the important part of the match,” Vanguard head coach Adjit Mabayed said in Filipino. said
“I just told them to play their game and we can’t let our smaller opponents control the tempo and give them a chance because they are aggressive.”
Razzel Palisoc had 20 points, one ace and one block on 18 attacks. Jovan Camagnacan had 13 points, eight receptions, and seven digs, as setter Ron Villegas fired a game-high 16 sets for Vanguard, who joined Iloilo, Imus and Army atop the standings.
Bandula had 14 points to lead the Builders, who gave up 35 errors, including 17 service errors.
Ordiales chipped in 11 points, including four blocks and four aces. Bryan James Jaleco had 10 markers, while Rwenzmel Taguibolos added nine of four blocks.
NU began its bid to retain its title with a loss as coach Dante Ilsonoren fielded his second team as last year’s core players, led by MVP Nico Almendras, Michelo Buden, and setter Joshua Retamar, return this time next month. Preparing for the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Volleyball Tournament.
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