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Golden Stags rally from two-set deficit, defuse Bombers



Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Golden Stags rally from two-set deficit, defuse Bombers JRU NCAA News SSC-R Volleyball  San Sebastian Men's Volleyball Ryan Dela Paz Patrick Rabaja NCAA Season 93 Men's Volleyball NCAA Season 93 JRU Men's Volleyball John Enano Jan Ronato Jahir Ebrahim Hernan Salazar Elino Lazaro Clint Malazo

The San Sebastian College-Recoletos Golden Stags rose from a two-set hole and earned their first win of NCAA Season 93, slipping past the Jose Rizal University Bombers, 15-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-14, 15-11, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

According to head coach Clint Malazo, the Stags needed to snap out of their habit of early game lulls.

“Nakasanayan kasi namin ‘yung mga mababagal na simula. ‘Yun talaga ang isa sa mga inaayos namin ngayon. Mabuti na lang naka-ahon kami kanina,” said Malazo.

The Stags did most of their at the net, amassing 10 blocks, six of which came in the last three sets. San Sebastian also shored up their reception late in the game and came away with a 46-42 advantage in spiking.

Jahir Ebrahim did the heavy offensive lifting for the Stags, scoring 28 points off 23 attacks, three blocks, and two aces. Team captain Francis Ronato added 12 markers.

The Stags (1-1) try to build on their momentum next Monday when they face last year’s runners-up University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (1-0).

Hernan Salazar topped the Bombers with 17 points while team captain Patrick Rabaja tallied 12 markers.

The Bombers (0-2) gun for their first win on Friday against Emilio Aguinaldo College (2-0).

The Scores

SSC-R (3) – Ebrahim 28, Ronato 12, Lana 9, Eugenio 7, Eusebio 5, Campuspos 1, Ongque 1, Enano (L)

JRU (2) – Salazar 17, Rabaja 12, Francisco 10, Sulivas 8, Cebrero 4, Lahayhay 3, Cruz 0, Ferwelo 0, Defensor (L), Flor (L)


Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.