Cebu’s Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology started its stint in a dominant fashion as it victor over Capiz State University, 25-9, 25-10, 25-10, in the opening day of the 2023 Reserved Officers’ Training Corp. (ROTC) Games at University of San Agustin gymnasium here in IloIlo City on Monday, Aug. 14.
SCSIT showed no sign of problem beating the Capiz female cadets as it wrapped up the match within an hour in three sets witnessed by USA students alongside Senator Francis Tolentino and PSC Commissioner Fritz Gaston.
SCSIT coach Ray Vincent Sanoria noticed the team was pressured and obviously unfamiliar to much bigger venue than they used to.
“We do not know how they (Capiz State University) play. But we just played our best game. Medyo kinakabahan pa mga players ko since this is the first time na naglaro kami sa ganitong klaseng venue,” Sanoria said.
“Hindi ko pa masabi ang chances namin kasi 8 teams kami sa pool and I’m sure may magagaling na teams diyan,” he added.
Team captain Ronamae Capuras, who spearhead the Talisay-based squad with her 14 points, is eyeing her team to learn more in the tourney and to do their best for their upcoming games.
“Mas gagalingan papo namin at [mas] prepare po kami [rito sa] palaro.Yung teamwork namin po na mas lalong gagana at [umaasa] po kaming marami pa kaming matutunan,” Caturas said.
Capuras shared her inspiration on how she started playing volleyball.
“Kasi nakikita ko dito yung passion ko at yung mga kapatid ko kasi naglalaro at ginagaya ko [sila] na naghahangad din na makaabot sa next level ng laro.”
According to volleyball event director, Ariel Tabañag, the already posted schedules might change because of the arrivals of six more teams from Leyte, Cebu and Bacolod City.
Boxing,Athletics and Kickboxing will kickoff tomorrow at the Robinsons City Activity Center and SM IloIlo.