LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Calabarzon and NCR are set to face each other in the finals of the secondary volleyball girls at Bicol Colleges Saturday, April 16, on the final day of the 2016 Palarong Pambansa here.
Defending champions NCR, which has yet to suffer a defeat, topped Group A in the elimination round after triumphing over Caraga, Central Visayas, and Mimaropa.
In the quarterfinals, the NCR hitters drubbed Central Luzon and swept last year's finalist Davao in the semis to book a ticket to the championship.
NCR will rely on its height advantage and the excellent setting of Louie Romero.
On the other hand, Calabarzon dominated as they ruled Group D, trouncing their opponents in Central Luzon, Eastern Visayas and ARMM. They took out Cental Visayas in the quarterfinals and ripped Negros Island Region in the semis to earn a finals slot.
Janel Maraguinot, team captain and setter, will lead the charge for Calabarzon while the net defense will bank on Jamie Frago's perfect timing.
A throng of volleyball enthusiasts and no less than the Department of Education Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro, FSC witnessed the thrilling games in the semifinals earlier this afternoon.
Davao and Negros Island Region will vie for the bronze medal Saturday at 7 am and will be followed by the championship match. – Rappler.com
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