Pasay City West High School men’s volleyball team snagged silver medal in the Division Palaro 2019 held at Epifanio Delos Santos gym on Nov. 22, 2019 when they bowed to Pasay City East spikers in three sets 23-25, 21-25 and 18-16.
The six men of PCESH set the momentum in the opening set led by their ace spiker Ritchmond Valdez.
Westians failed to match Valdez who attacked from different angles. The first set ended at 23-25.
During the second set, PCWHS team captain Rafael Celebrado sparked the attack of the team. He gave perfectly timed sets to Rommel Espanola and Jayvee Morales. The two spikers were able to deliver a number of kills and momentarily led the opposing team. But PCESH boys kept their composure and rallied behind the attacks of the former PCWHS ace spiker Jan Wilfred Collera “alfa” Alfabete. The second set ended with PCESH on the lead 21-25. Both teams showed their grit and composure during the third set. Clarence Holgado had his moments delivering a number of kills courtesy of outstanding sets given by Celabrado. But Westians fell short and the game ended 18-16, PCEHS on top. “May isang taon pa ako para maglaro sa West. Next year, babalikan natin sila at kukunin uli natin ang championship.”, said the teary-eyed Rommel Espanola. Mr. Anjo Luciano coached the team. Despite settling for second place in both male and female categories, Pasay City West High School volleyball players were able to snagged a number of awards.
Two male players from the school were cited. Rafael Celabrado was named as the setter while Rommel Espanola was declared as the best open spiker.
Meanwhile, three girls from the school’s volleyball team also landed in the podium. They are: Mary Grace Balberona, best middle blocker; Ressa Nedia, best outside spiker; and Maria Arabela Fernandez, best setter. Ms. Evelyn Aguilar is the team’s coach.