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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, November 18, 2019
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Tay Tung, SJI spikers
split top honors


Bacolod Tay Tung High School volleyball team retained its title in the secondary girls’ division while St. John’s Institute dethroned Trinity Christian School in the elementary category during the volleyball finals of NOPSSCEA Season 39 at the St. La Salle Covered Court.

In the boys’ division, Living Stones International School successfully defended their title in the high school category while St. Theresita’s Academy beat defending champion St. Scholastica’s Academy.

The Tay Tung girls prevailed over SJI in straight sets, 25-12, 25-17 and 25-18 to keep the championship while Living Stones prevailed over Trinity in the battle for third place in the secondary competition.

It was a thrilling victory for SJI in the elementary girls’ finals as the team had a hard time closing the first set, 26-24, with Trinity fighting back. It was more of the same in the second set but SJI managed to pull through in the end and outplay the TCS spikers, 25-20, for the win.

St. Scholastica’s picked up the second runner-up honors while Tay Tung finished fourth.

The Living Stones high school boys’ volleyball team, on the other hand, was off to a right start during the championship round as they outplayed Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, 25-16, in the first set.

San Agustin tried to keep pace with the defending champions in the second set but the team effort was not enough as Living Stones took the second set, 25-14, before sealing the victory, 25-12, in the third set.

University of St. La Salle finished second runner-up while STI-West Negros University placed fourth.

In elementary boys’ volleyball, St. Theresita’s got away with a 25-21 win over St. Scholastica’s in the first set then clinched the championship with a dominant 25-22 performance in the second set.

Maranatha Christian Academy Bacolod settled for the second runner-up honors while Tangub Christian Academy was third runner-up.*


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