Top contenders 3BB Nakornnont of Thailand, Team Hawaii, and Adamson University maintained their unblemished slate after Day 2 of the Rebisco Volleyball League 2019 National Finals at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The guest squad from Thailand stamped their class against Central Mindanao champions St. Alexius College in straight sets, 25-8 and 25-14. Coach Thanakit Inleang's squad also remain immaculate by winning all sets it has played.
In the opening match of Day 2, Western Visayas champions Bacolod Tay Tung High School defeated their Eastern Visayas counterparts Leyte National High School in straight sets, 25-19 and 25-19. Following that match, National Capital Region queens Adamson University outclassed Team Australia, 25-18 and 25-17.
In match number three of Day 2, Team Aloha Region HP from Hawaii made it two in a row by beating Northern Mindanao champs Iligan City National High School. From a 15-all deadlock in the opening set, the Hawaiians engineered a 6-1 run to create separation and ultimately win the frame, 25-21. Coach Lee Lamb's squad had an easier time clinching Set 2, 25-12. Gennezia Hawkins' aces early in the second set proved to be the difference that ICS cannot overhaul.
Meanwhile, the Central Visayas champions University of San Jose Recoletos edged Southern Luzon titlists California Academy in two tightly-contested sets, 25-21 and 25-23. Chenie Tagaod's cross-court kill proved to be the game winner for Coach Roldan Potot's troops.
Finally, the Southern Mindanao champions University of Mindanao Tagum College and Team Sibu from Sarawak delivered the first match in the RVL 2019 National Finals that went the distance.
Coach Michael Angelo Paulo's squad clinched the opening set, 25-17. However, the guests from Malaysia forced a third set with a come-from-behind Set 2 win, 25-22. The match also gave the tournament's first extended set as Team Sibu forced a deuce at 24. However, the unit from Tagum City scored the next two points to take the set and the match.
The Rebisco Volleyball League 2019 National Finals will run until November 30. Admission to all matches is free. You can also watch the games through the Rebisco Volleyball League Facebook page.