St. John’s Institute (SJI) achieved a five-peat in the NOPSSCEA 10 under Volleyball category.
SJI prevailed over Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) 25-21, 25-16, in the NOPSSCEA season 42 finals rubber match held last weekend at the USLS covered court.
The SJI Team is composed of Team Captain Ayanna Alexis Tiu, Mikaella Cristina Sy, Macey Dominique Javelosa, Bianca Jayne Ong, Madisson Skye Villanueva, and Celinah Anne Tan.
The Baby Falcons did not drop a single set as it swept through the elimination round. They won against Bacolod Tay Tung High School 25-20, 25-21; Trinity Christian School 25-19, 25-15; University of St. La Salle – Integrated School 25-9, 25-7; Sta. Teresita Academy 25-9, 25-11; and Evangelical Montessori School 25-7, 25-9.
In the semifinals SJI swept USLS-IS, 25-17, 25-1, highlighted by 19 straight aces by Tiu in the 2nd set, while BTTHS also won in 2 sets against TCS.
In the finals, SJI was armed with a twice to beat advantage but lost the first game against BTTHS in 3 sets, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23. In the rematch, SJI left nothing to chance and clinched the championship in 2 sets.*