The CCMS Robots powered by Georgette Saguid and Angelle Marie Garcia sent shock waves to the Lions’ partisan crowd when the duo controlled the championship match against the CBA Lions, 3-2, in women’s division of table tennis doubles.
In front of an astonished crowd, at the gymnasium, Oct. 18, the initial set favored the Robots who drew first blood via a lopsided score of 11-8.
The Lions denied the Robots a chance to grab the second set as they sprung smashes and left the Robots trailing in a nerve-crunching 11-5.
Taking advantage of the momentum, the Lions managed to produce a two-set win streak and plastered a four-point deficit against the Robots.
The Lions, however, lost their focus and produced too many errors in the last two sets giving away the last two sets to the Robots.
The Robots stepped up and took advantage of the outside smashes of the Lions nailing the Lions to a score of 6 in the third set, creating a devastating 5-point deficit, 11-6.
“We squandered our gains. We lost our focus when our smashes failed to connect and cross over. We were a little too complacent when we were ahead, “ the Lions’ Rayzel Janine Ricafort said.
But the Robots geared up and clutched the game claiming the last gold in this years’ Intramurals.
CCMS’s thirst for gold was the major inspiration of tandem Georgette Saguid and Angelle Marie Garcia.
“We really want to give our College a gold, our motivation in gearing up for battle in this tournament, “ Saguid was quoted saying, “And we really did train hard for this, for the glory of the CCMS. No matter how lean our team may be, we want to show off our best.”
The CEng Tigers only managed to secure the bronze in the table tennis women’s doubles event.
Overall, the CME Krakens aced the men’s division capturing three golds, while the CBA Lions roared triumphantly in the women’s division with one gold and two silver medals.