By Josef T Ramos
The Manila Times, Wednesday, 13 October 2010
PHILIPPINE Navy stunned reigning women’s champion Philippine Army via three-setter, 26-24, 25-17, 28-26, clinching its second win in the 2010 National Volleyball Open at the EARIST gym in Santa Mesa Manila.
Hard-hitting spiker Nerissa Bautista poured in 18 kills and 3 blocks, including two crucial hits in the endgame strengthening the Navy’s bid to capture the women’s crown.
With the win, the Navy is now on top of the women’s team standings with 2-0 win-loss card. The Army absorbed its first loss in first game.
In the other women’s match, Cherry Rose Macatangay helped the Philippine Air Force to bounce back from a first game loss by beating Rizal Technological University (RTU), 25-6, 25-12, 25-10 posting a 1-1 win-loss slate.
RTU dropped to 0-1.
In the men’s division, Philippine Air Force, the men’s defending champion, beat University of Perpetual Help, 25-18, 25-6, 25-12, while the Philippine Army outclassed Philippine Navy 25-22, 25-19, 25-17, and Jewels beat Yellow Brick Road, 27-25, 19.