SAN CARLOS City – Bacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts claimed the crown in the U-18 category of the 27th Pintaflores Volleyball Invitational at the City Auditorium, City Park here.
Led by Ana Hermosura and Sandy Sta. Rita, the Thunderbolts cruised to a 25-11, 25-18, 25-18 straight set victory over the Sipaway District Selection in the gold medal match on Sunday.
Also part of the Thunderbolts team were Amber Lily Biong, Jothea Mae Ramos, Charlene Tayapad, Antheia Nishant Galicia, Jihan Isabelle Chuatico, Patricia Grace Hiponia, and Ma. Ysabelle Jalea.
Prior to the championship round, the Thunderbolts defeated Guihulugan City, San Carlos Team and Sipaway in the elimination round before defeating San Carlos City anew in the semifinals.
The Thunderbolts, however, failed to sweep the tournament. They were defeated by the San Carlos City selection in the championship round of the U13 tournament.
Among those who played for the Thunderbolts’ U13 team were Marianne Panisales, Dona de Leon, Elphie Cahilig, Ericka Nacional, Joenil Ann Ramos, AJ Palo, KC Delos Reyes, and Jersly Edano./PN