Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Rebisco Volleyball League: Holy Family Academy defeats Leyte for 1st win

Holy Family Academy wins 1st match of tourney
by rick olivares

It has been a maddening tournament for coach Abel Nunag and his Holy Family Academy girls volleyball team. It has been a while since they played in their local league. For the Rebisco Volleyball League, they have been less than sharp taking four consecutive losses.

Down to their last match against (1-3) Leyte National High School, there was hope in the air for HFA as they took the first set, 25-20.

Come the second set, LNHS’s Gabrielle Caidic put the hurt on HFA with eight consecutive serves where Nunag’s squad failed to get off a good attack. Nunag sent his starters to the bench save for setter Aira Cardines. It didn’t help as Leyte took the set 25-16.

Come the third and final set, HFA’s bench righted the ship and although they were playing better, Leyte stayed in step and knotted the score at 20-all.

Nunag looked to the bench and sent back starting open spiker Jolina Dela Cruz who was benched for part of the second set and much of the third. Now composed, Dela Cruz hammered home three spikes that were wrapped around two Leyte errors.

The last point coming off a quick attack that found a hole in the back of Leyte’s defense.

Holy Family Academy had their first win of the preliminaries.

“Big win para sa amin,” glowed Nunag post-match. “Mas relaxed yung mga bata ngayon at hindi bumitaw.”

Dela Cruz topscored for her team with 10 points.

“Sana meron pa isang panalo,” added Nunag who couldn’t help but break out into a wide grin. “Sana.”

Holy Family Academy and Leyte National High School have one more match in the classification round which takes place on Saturday, November 25.

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