The Blazers have entered the win column.
The St. Benilde Blazers bounce back following their opening-day loss with a straight-set victory over the Savouge Spin Doctors in the PNVF Champions League, 25-20, 25-23, 25-23, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum Monday.
After impressing many during their match against the loaded Cignal HD Spikers, the Blazers continued their fine form after convincingly taking the first two sets.
But come the third set, it looked like the Spin Doctors were on their way to forcing a set 4 after leading 21-17.
Benilde, however, came back roaring back, tying the game at 23-all before scoring two-straight points to snatch the victory.
Arnel Christian Aguilar led the way for the Blazers with 12 points as the NCCA squad moved to 1-1 in the standings, the same mark as Savouge.
The D’Navigators Iloilo, meanwhile, continued their perfect run so far in the PVNF men’s preliminaries after another straight-sets win at the expense of the Philippine Air Force, 25-18, 25-21, 25-23.
Iloilo made sure to make their presence felt from the get-go led by Kyle Angelo Villamor.
Errors, however, allowed the Air Force to keep in step with Iloilo in the third set. Still, the D’Navigators powered through for their second win in the tournament.
Villamor was on point for the D’Navigators, finishing with 16 points built on 15 attacks and one block.
In the final game of the day, the VNS Asereht Griffins bounced back from their opening loss with a close four-set victory over the Philippine Army, 25-23, 16-25, 25-22, 25-23.
After taking the first set, the Griffins were immediately given a reality check by the Army after being dominated in the second set.
This though worked in favor for VNS as they would go on to snatch the next two sets and the victory.
With the win, VNS is now 1-1 in the standings, while the Army start off the tournament with an 0-1 record.