TEAM Shine copped the bronze medal in the Philippine Super Liga Super Cup after a come-from-behind win over Team Sparkle, 15-25, 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 17-15, at The Arena in San Juan on Friday.
MJ Philips tallied 17 points for Team Shine while Ria Meneses added 12 and Patty Orendain chipped in 11.
“Pride na lang ng bawat teams ang naging usapan,” said Team Shine coach Ray Karl Dimaculangan.
Down by three, 11-14, Team Shine woke up from a deep slumber to tie the contest 14-14, before a Fritz Gellenero service error gave Team Sparkle a match point, 15-14.
Eli Soyud scored scored on a spike to tie it, 15-15, but Grethcel Soltones’ untimely attack error allowed Team Shine gain advantage, 16-15, before Philips sealed the win with a back row attack.
“Sabi ko sa kanila, umabot na tayo sa fifth set kaya give your all na,” said Dimaculangan.
Raya Musa’s 22 points and Soltones’ 18 markers for Team Sparkle went down the drain as the team ended the tournament with a 0-3 card.