By SULI SULI
SNIPERS edged Vailima 3-2 at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre on Saturday to record their first National Capital District Volleyball Association women’s victory this season.
Vailima came from behind in the second and fourth sets to set up a thrilling finish, but Snipers kept their composure to seal the win.
In the middle of the third set came a turning point when Snipers were trailing 12-17, but they fought back to level the scores at 20-20.
Vailima’s Dora Tina was on fire from the front court as she forced Snipers into the fifth and final set.
Vailima fell behind early as they trailed 3-7.
Snipers reached a four-point lead under midfield Catherina Burumo.
Snipers took control late in the match and extended their lead through Tessie Kerry, Margret Papua, Nancy Kore and Gellen Kovio before Burumo closed the game with a 15-6 scoreline.
Snipers coach Vincent Sinari said the team had a slow start, but had picked up after round three.
“It’s a relief to record a win after a few attempts,” he said.
“We had few hiccups in the past three games.
“But I think we’re now on track.”
Sinari hailed setter Burumo for spearheading the win.
“She was impressive in the midcourt and distributed the ball to our spikers,” he said.
“The team relied on her to create plays which she did.
“Our attack and cover were on point.
By SULI SULI