Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Spikers Turf: Dolor, Umandal pound VNS as Navy takes first win in semis

The duo of Greg Dolor and Jao Umandal lit it up as PGJC-Navy started the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference semifinals round with a straight sets clipping of VNS-One Alicia, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22, at the Paco Arena on Thursday.

Dolor ended the first frame, where PGJC-Navy lost Ronniel Rosales to a left ankle injury, with an off-the-block hit for the early lead, 25-23.

Umandal, Joeven dela Vega, and Jemmy Entig connived for the Sealions’ 6-2 finishing kick in the second for the 2-0 set advantage, 25-22.

Trailing 12-16 in the third, PGJC-Navy then turned to its captain anew as Dolor led their 13-6 burst for the clincher, 25-22.

“Itong laban namin, medyo pangit ‘yung laro namin ngayon. Pero naipanalo nila kahit nawalan kami ng first receive talaga, and parang hindi nag-synchronize ‘yung blockings namin,” said Sealions head coach Cecille Cruzada.

Dolor was PGJC-Navy’s high man with 20 points on 18 attacks and two blocks, while Umandal had 12 points to go with 15 excellent receptions.

Entig stepped up big with nine points, while Dela Vega played significant minutes in his return since his injury incurred last September 8 against Army-Katinko. He finished with seven points in less than two sets played.

Nobody from the VNS-One Alicia camp breached double figures, with Kevin Montemayor getting nine points. Meanwhile, Ben San Andres and Yoyong Mendoza had eight apiece.

The Sealions (1-0) will next face National University-Sta. Elena, their lone tormentor in the eliminations, on Saturday, 2:30 pm.

“Kukuha kami ng butas para manalo sa NU-Sta. Elena. Mageensayo pa kami para sa Saturday babawi kami sa kanila,” said Dolor.

#ReadMore  Duckey on Bren giving Omega a dose of their own medicine: 'Kami yung gamot'

Meanwhile, the Griffins look to take their first win at 5:30 PM, later that day against Cignal.

Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.

You May Also Like


VNS-Nasty secured its breakthrough win in the 2024 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at the expense of the luckless Richmarc Sports 3B, with a score...


Criss Cross remained unblemished, handing the D’Navigators their first loss of the tournament after a close four-set encounter, 25-20, 20-25, 32-30, 25-14, in the...


PGJC-Navy avoided a major collapse, escaping Savouge Aesthetics in five sets, 27-25, 28-26, 22-25, 16-25, 15-11, for its fourth consecutive win in the 2024...


Greg Dolor admitted that grasping the new system of PGJC-Navy under new head coach George Pascua was difficult. But when the Sealions went on...


PGJC-Navy secured its third consecutive win in the 2024 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference, dominating Richmarc Sports 3B with a score of 25-19, 25-12, 25-22,...


Cignal gave Bryan Bagunas a fitting welcome, dominating Philippine Air Force in straight sets, 25-10, 25-21, 25-15, to take the solo lead in the...


Jude Garcia powered Criss Cross’ sweep of RichMarc Sports 3B, 25-16, 25-10, 25-22, for a share of the lead in the 2024 Spikers’ Turf...


Ish Polvorosa has found himself in a quandary during the first two games of Criss Cross in the 2024 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference. No,...