THE Sabong International Spikers (SIS) kept its semifinal chances afloat with a 25-21, 25-21, 17-25, 25-21 win over Global Remit in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League on Nov. 30 at the Aquamarine Recreational Center in Lipa, Batangas.
Jelord Talisayan led the way with 18 kills, six digs, and six receptions for SIS—a team composed of players from Negros Oriental—which improved to 1-1 win-loss record in Pool B.
“We didn’t expect to beat them [Global Remit],” Talisayan said. “They are a strong team and we prepared so well against them.”
“One of our main purposes is to inspire the young people of Negros Oriental,” said Talisayan, who is playing out of Guihulngan City. “We want to show them that we are role models in playing volleyball when they grow up.”
Bouncing back from last Monday’s heartbreaking five-set loss to MRT-Negros, SIS displayed composure to send Global Remit to its second straight loss.
Charles Absin had three blocks to finish with 15 points while Ramil de la Cruz contributed 10 points and 12 receptions for SIS.
Joeven de la Vega led Global Remit with 21 points, including three blocks. Josh Villanueva chipped in 11 points.
Global Remit lost Ron Medalla to a left knee injury late in the second set where SIS was leading, 22-16.
SIS was ahead 22-14 in the fourth set when Alex Disquitado, Joeven Dela Vega and Peter Quiel led Global Remit’s 6-1 run to slice the lead to 20-23. But SIS capitalized on Global Remit’s two errors in the last three rallies to close out the one-hour and 49-minute match.