The AJC #13 forces a spike down the ACJC block. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
PESEB, Friday, May 4, 2012 — Anderson Junior College (AJC) overcame Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) in a grueling five-set match to finish third in the A Division Boys’ Volleyball Championship. AJC won 3-2 (19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10).
Despite a slow start by AJC in the first set, they managed to even the odds when they took the second set with a decisive 25-17 score. However, ACJC took the third set and put themselves on track to win the fourth.
In their last meeting in Round Two of the competition, ACJC had won 2-0 (25-22, 25-19) to top the group. Both teams suffered losses in the semi-finals, and faced each other once again but this time, it was AJC who prevailed.
AJC had the initial lead but ACJC turned the tables on AJC to lead 9-8. AJC caught up to level the score 11-11 but ACJC pulled ahead once again. The score was a close one but ACJC managed to pull ahead to lead 21-18.
AJC were not going down easily and pulled back to tie 21-21, prompting a timeout from ACJC. It did not stop AJC’s momentum as they pulled ahead and were leading 24-22 after good play by the AJC #8. ACJC had no chance of closing back in as the AJC #13 sealed the point with a spike from the outside.
AJC did not let the loss affect them as they pulled ahead to lead 4-0 in the rubber set. ACJC experienced a sudden drop in form as they eventually trailed 6-1. At the changeover, AJC were holding onto an 8-2 lead over their opponents. The lead seemed to have eased the pressure off AJC as they took the next point with ease.
However, they were unable to finish off and saw a late comeback by ACJC. AJC called a timeout at the 13-9 mark and managed to organise the team to finish off the set 15-10.
AJC 3 ACJC 2
19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 15-10
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