SPIKERS from Western Visayas won their opening in the National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) 2019 in Davao City, May 20.
Represented by Central Philippine University (CPU) Golden Lions, the women’s team walloped Central Luzon, 25-10, 25-12, 25-12, while the men’s side survived Central Luzon, 25-11, 25-16, 25-18.
In addition, the secondary girls’ volleyball represented by Bacolod Tay Tung High School is serious in defending their title as they opened the match with a convincing 25-6 25-18 victory against Region 12.
Edwin Caro Laru-an of CPU Sports Office said he’s looking forward to have a successfull campaign this year.
“We can defend our title especially in the youth division wherein we are the overall champion for three years and hoping for a 4-peat. In the seniors division, we are the second overall champion for two years. Our softball womens team, represented by CPU, is the 7-time national champion and looking to continue their streak,” he added.
The team will also defend their titles in table tennis boys and girls, volleyball men and women, tennis boys, and other individual sports events.
Meanwhile, the region’s collegiate basketball team bannered by Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA), also gears up for their upcoming matches. Hercor College of Roxas City will represent the secondary boys’ basketball.
Team manager Paul Cruz hopes this year’s squad will bring home the title, given that players are a combination of veterans and rookies who can bring energy in the court.
The team includes hotshots from Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias (CSAV), STI-West Negros University, La Consolacion College-Bacolod, and the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos.