LIPA CITY, BATANGAS — California Precision Sports notched its first win in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League after a four-set, 25-14, 23-25, 25-11, 25-12, win over Baguio on Tuesday at the Aquamarine Sports Complex.
Casiey Dongallo shouldered the scoring load with 25 points off of 24 attacks along with seven digs in CPS’ first win of the tournament.
Red-hot was CPS to start the fourth set, surging to a quick 8-0 advantage and burying Baguio to enter the first technical timeout.
Alyssa Villaseñor and Mary Ann Atuban ended the drought for the Lady Highlanders with back-to-back hits.
CPS extended its lead to as much as 13 points, 20-7, before Gajero put up the finishing touches.
Jenalyn Umayam added 11 points while playmaker and team skipper Kizzie Madriaga tossed 19 excellent sets to go along with three points for CPS, who moved up to 1-3 with two points at the fifth spot.
“So well-prepared po kami, pinrepare po nila kami nang maayos, but it’s up to us pa rin po,” said the 16-year-old Madriaga.
“‘Di po sila nag kulang pero yung mga game po namin na ipapakita is nasa amin pa rin po kasi nasa utak po lahat yung laro,” she added.
The Lady Highlanders, on the other hand, who remained winless with a 0-4 slate at the last spot, was led by Mary Ann Atuban and Joan Maddatu with seven points each.
California Sports Precision will end its campaign in the tournament sponsored by PLDT, Smart, and Puso Pilipinas against Petro Gazz tomorrow at 1:30 PM while Baguio will close it out against Chery Tiggo later in the day at 4:00 PM.