Although torrential rainshower took its toll in the opening moments of the second set and forced the lively weekend crowd running for cover, Tiu and Hingpit refused to lose their momentum and marched back from a 20-minute stoppage with crispier attacks and more solid defense.
“In-enjoy lang namin talaga. It was all about having fun,” said Tiu, a beach volley veteran both in the NCRAA and UAAP as well as in other commercial tournaments. “Most of our training was under the rain so it’s not a big deal for us. We just executed what we learned during training.”
Michelle Morente and Fritz Gallenero will represent the Cargo Movers while Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos, who gave Rondina and Pons a tough time in the 2017 edition, will banner the Lifesavers.
Former National Collegiate Athletic Association Most Valuable Player Grethcel Soltones and Shola Alvarez will don the colors of PLDT Home Fibr A while veteran beach volley bidder Bang Pineda and Jinggay Bangad as well as Jackie Estoquia and Dhanylaine Demontano will suit up for Sta. Lucia Splendido.