UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help accomplished a historic ‘five-peat’ as it swept Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 25-19, 30-28, 25-17, in Game Two of their Best-of-Three Finals series to complete a perfect NCAA Season 94 juniors’ volleyball tournament on Friday at the Arena in San Juan City.
Noel Kampton showed the way and provided the killer blows for the Junior Altas in the third set, where he led the pullaway from 17-all, scoring five of the last eight points to complete the straight-sets win and the school’s first ‘five-peat’ in the tourney.
“Yang batang yan kasi yung puso niyan talagang gustong manalo talaga,” said Perpetual Help head coach Sandy Rieta on Kampton. “Kaya talagang ayaw niya magkamali, pag nagkamali siya nagagalit siya sa sarili niya pero magaling talaga yung bata, malakas.”
Kampton finished with 21 points off 19 kills including five digs. Skipper Kirth Patrick Rosos and Hero Austria were also instrumental with 10 points each as well as Sherwin Caritativo adding nine markers, while setter Christian Hidalgo scattered 21 excellent sets.
Graduating spiker Hero Austria was crowned as Finals MVP finishing with 10 points including 13 excellent receptions in his last game for the Junior Altas.
This is the first time for Rieta and the Junior Altas to complete an 11-0 sweep in their five straight years ruling the Juniors’ division.
“Nasunod yung game plan namin at saka yung eagerness ng mga bata na talagang manalo,” said Rieta on his wards who swept the nine-game elimination and showed no signs of rust after a three-week layoff not losing a single set in the Finals.
“Yung nakaraang four-peat champion namin hindi kami nakasweep So bago magstart yung season sinabi ko sa mga bata ‘pwede ba regalo niyo sa akin itong season? Sweepin naman natin para,’” he added.
Season 94 Season MVP Christian Dela Cruz had 10 points and 14 excellent receptions for Letran only to be swept by the ‘five-peat’ champs settling for silver medal.