With their quarterfinal hopes already in the wind, Eco Oil-De La Salle bowed out of the tournament on a positive note, handing Easytrip a four-set beating, 14-25, 25-13, 25-21, 25-17, in the 2019 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at the Paco Arena in Manila, Thursday.
“Well ah, majority ng line up namin is bago. We have only five graduating players, then the rest first year and second year. So talagang yung experience talaga, para mas mag-matured talaga sila sa game,” said Eco Oil head coach Arnold Laniog, as his squad now set their sights on the upcoming UAAP season.
JM Ronquillo paced the Green Spikers with 12 points built on eight hits and four aces. Meanwhile, John Delos Reyes and Billie Anima both contributed 10 markers each for the Taft-based spikers, who ended their campaign with a 3-2 slate in Group B.
Rafael Macaspac led the defensive end with 13 excellent receptions and 13 digs.
Easytrip, who dropped their card to 2-3, were led by Mardy Galang and Jerico Jose with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The San Sebastian College-Recoletos Golden Stags and the Mapua University Cardinals also capped off their Open Conference with a win.
Earlier in the day, San Sebastian finished their campaign with a victory over Philippine Coast Guard, 25-19, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, in Group C.
“Siguro ano, yung mga service at receive namin kulang pa din eh, tapos medyo bata pa yung team. Siguro malaking tulong ito para mawala yung kaba nila and magmamature sila pagdating ng NCAA,” said San Sebastian head coach Norvie Labuga.
Reynald Honra continued to be the bright spot for the Stags, finishing with 15 points founded on 11 attacks, three service aces, and two kill blocks to give his squad their lone win in the Open Conference with a 1-4 standing.
Robbie Pamittan followed with 13 markers on eight hits, three aces, and two blocks to go along with 10 excellent receptions and four digs. Meanwhile, Julius Lana delivered four blocks for nine points.
Eddiemar Kasim led Coast Guard and converted 18 hits for 19 points. Jemmy Entig chipped in 12 markers, while Esmail Kasim had nine for the Dolphins, who finished with a 1-4 win-loss slate.
Facing a fellow NCAA squad, Benedict San Andres and the Golden Stags made sure to grab the victory against Arellano in four sets, 25-13, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, in the nightcap.
San Andres fired 18 hits for 19 points while also tallying 11 excellent digs and nine receptions to help the Cardinals post a 2-3 record in Group C.
Alfredo Pagulong and team captain Reje Dizon provided 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Mapua.
Jesrael Liberato, meanwhile, paced the Chiefs with 13 points. Christian Segovia and Christian Dela Paz added 12 and 10 markers, respectively.
Arellano ended their Spikers’ Turf campaign with a 2-3 win-loss standing.