Ju­nior v’ball fi­nals starts

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - By John Carlo Vil­laruel COR­RE­SPON­DENT PORTER GLENDALE G. ROSAL / R E/RE­PORTER GLENDALE G. ROSAL

When the dust of the bruis­ing bat­tles set­tles, one team will emerge the win­ner with the tro­phy over its head and own the cov­eted spot among revered cham­pi­ons.

The last two re­main­ing teams in each di­vi­sion look to be the one do­ing it as Game 1 of the best-of-three fi­nals of the F2 Lo­gis­tics Cesafi sec­ondary volleyball tour­na­ment gets un­der­way this af­ter­noon at the Univer­sity of San Car­los (USC) Main Gym.

In the boys di­vi­sion, last year’s los­ing fi­nal­ist, the USC Baby War­riors, hope to go a step bet­ter and end a fouryear ti­tle drought against the in­spired South­west­ern Univer­sity (SWU)-Phinma spik­ers who have caught ev­ery­one’s fancy be­ing the only un­de­feated team this sea­son with a clean 6-0 (win-loss) record.

The USC–SWU-Phinma cham­pi­onship se­ries starts at 3 p.m.

Mean­while, in girls play, the Univer­sity of South­ern Philip­pines Foun­da­tion (USPF) and the SWU-Phinma Baby Co­bras also start their own fi­nals duel at 4 p.m.

Mean­while, the Univer­sity of San Jose-Reco­le­tos (USJR) and the Univer­sity of Cebu (UC) look to sal­vage their re­spec­tive sea­sons as they bat­tle for third place in girls play, while the 2016 cham­pi­ons USPF eyes to end their sea­son on a high note as they take on UC for the bronze medal in the boys di­vi­sion. USJ-R and USPF bat­tle for last semis spot In the men’s play, de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons USJ-R and USPF gun for the last semis spot against sep­a­rate op­po­nents to CEBU DAILY NEWS Marathon in Canada. She erased her pre­vi­ous 12k record of 1:18.45 by clock­ing 1:16.29.

She will re­turn here on the last week of Novem­ber in time for the 41st Milo Marathon on De­cem­ber 3. “Our main tar­get for this train­ing in Tus­cany is the Asian Games next year, and part of it also is the Milo Marathon,” added Ta­bal.

Af­ter the Milo race, Ta­bal open the week­end.

The Spik­ing Jaguars aim to keep their ti­tle-re­ten­tion bid alive when they go up against win­less UC while USPF needs to win in three or four sets against the Cebu In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy-Univer­sity to clinch the last semis spot and deny USJ-R a trip to the Fi­nal Four.

Both USPF and USJ-R are cur­rently tied at 2–3 (win­loss) cards with the for­mer hold­ing a one-point ad­van­tage in the point sys­tem.

The USJ-R–UC match is sched­uled at 8:30 a.m. to be fol­lowed by the USPF vs. CIT-U tus­sle. will spend the hol­i­days with her fam­ily in Cebu City and will fly back to Tus­cany on Jan­uary.

“I am ex­cited and grate­ful for this op­por­tu­nity,” Ta­bal told CEBU DAILY NEWS. “I would like to thank all those who sup­ported me, Mo­torace Philip­pines, Mayor Tommy Os­meña, the Cebu City Coun­cil, Thirsty and Trunkx Adarna.” Foressa Trails of­fers. Salomon has been an­nu­ally hold­ing trail runs since 2010, but it is the first time that it is bring­ing this spe­cial race to Cebu.

This Sun­day’s par­tic­i­pants will pass through nat­u­ral pools, rivers, falls, boul­ders and steep hills which is part of the 27-kilo­me­ter trail of Foressa.

Gun start is set at 7 a.m. with ex­cit­ing prizes await­ing the win­ning run­ners of the two dis­tances.

CDN FILE

Mary Joy Ta­bal and her trainer John Philip Dueñas visit the few days af­ter she won the gold medal in Sea Games women’s marathon. of­fice in this file photo, a

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