USPF boys clinch ti­tle

CESAFI VOL­LEY­BALL

The Freeman - - SPORTS - Glor­e­itta T. Lar­iosa

The Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Philip­pines Foun­da­tion up­ended the Uni­ver­sity of San Car­los in a thrilling do-or-die Game 3 to snare the 18th Cebu Schools Ath­letic Foun­da­tion Inc. (CESAFI) sec­ondary boys vol­ley­ball cham­pi­onship yes­ter­day at its own turf in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.

USPF boys dis­played sheer courage and de­ter­mi­na­tion to pull through a hard-earned, 25-16, 25-27, 29-27, 34-32 vic­tory over USC.

Af­ter their lost in Game 2, USPF of coach Ce­cil Jo­to­jot made some nec­es­sary ad­just­ments that be­came the key to their vic­tory.

In­ter­est­ingly, USPF had pre­vi­ously de­feated USC two years ago in a cham­pi­onship match were they ended an eight-year ti­tle drought.

Rookie out­side and op­po­site at­tacker Amil Q. Pacinio Jr., who sealed the deal for USPF with his cru­cial at­tack in the fi­nal set, was de­clared the Most Valu­able Player (MVP) of the sea­son.

"Happy kaayo ko kay nag­bunga g'yud among hard work and strug­gles sa train­ings. I ded­i­cate this win to my fam­ily og nag­pasala­mat ko sa tanang mga taga USPF nga ni sup­port namo," Pacinio said.

The 16-year old Pacinio also re­ceived the best op­po­site at­tacker plum.

Other spe­cial awardees from USPF were Kobe Bryan Rizaga (best libero) and Christo­pher Claro (sec­ond best mid­dle blocker). USC's Jan Marc Solon and June Yungco were the best Out­side At­tack­ers, Chris John Pas­tor earned the first best mid­dle blocker, while Ruel Sarnejo Jr. was the best set­ter. —

Sa­cred Heart School-Ate­neo de Cebu boot­ers cel­e­brate af­ter claim­ing the sec­ondary divi­sion ti­tle of the 2018 Cebu Schools Ath­letic Foun­da­tion Inc. (CESAFI) foot­ball tour­na­ment yes­ter­day at the Cebu City Sports Cen­ter. PAUL JUN E. ROSAROSO

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