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DLSU-D is overall champ

by Sports Development Office

Posted on May 2012 at 2:01 PM

Host de La Salle University-Dasmariñas ruled nine of 15 events to snatch the overall crown from defending champion Rizal Technological University at the close of the 19th National Capital Region Athletic Association season recently.

After sweeping the men’s and women’s indoor volleyball championships, the Patriots went on to bag the beach volleyball titles, with the pair of Alnakran Abdilla and new partner Joel Villanueva dominating the men’s side.

As beach volley babes Jennifer Manzano and Giselle Bembo prevailed in the women’s action at the sand-courts of DLS-Health and Science Institute campus, DLSU-Dasmarinas also took men’s badminton, swept men’s and women’s chess, and men’s table tennis.

They then came out as surprise winners in the initial staging of the 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Ugnayang La Salle gymnasium in the tournament supported by Mikasa and Molten Balls, and ANI AgriNurture Inc.

DLSU-Dasmarinas collected a total of 199 points for the overall crown, 41 points ahead of runner-up RTU, which garnered 158 points from their title conquests in women’s basketball, women’s table tennis and men’s and women’s taekwondo.

Philippine Merchant Marine School is third with 105 points after ruling men’s basketball and men’s volleyball.

(Published in the Manila Standard Today newspaper on /2012/february/14.)