Abanse Negrense-1 laid a strong force to pulverize Sta. Lucia Realtors-1, 21-15, 21-17, to claim the crown at the 2021 Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup yesterday at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) sand courts.
Alexa Polidario unleashed sharp attacks while good ball placements were used by Erjane Magdato to advance Abanse Negrense-1 to a 1-0 advantage in the set.
Sta. Lucia Realtors-1 spikers DM Demontano and Jackie Estoquia had a blazing start in the second set to take a 6-4 advantage.
But some crucial errors in the attacks and service area have made it possible for Abanse Negrense-1 to return to form.
Sta. Lucia Realtors-1 made it 14-all but that was all the duo could handle when Abanse Negrense-1 released a 7-1 run featuring Polidario’s game-winning attack to win the crown.
This is the third consecutive runner-up finish for Demontano and Estoquia after finishing second in Petron in the 2018 and 2019 editions of the PSL.
Cosas and Villanueva clinched third place when they defeated Pineda and Sabete 21-13, 22-20.
In the classification round, F2 Logistics upset United Auctioneers, 21-14, 21-11, to take fifth place while Toby’s Sports finished seventh when it defeated Kennedy Solar Energy-Petro Gazz, 21-14, 21-14 .