Courtesy: Sun Star CebuExtract from a larger report including other sportsThe Cviraa futsal team put their name on the history
by Richiel S. Chavez
The Cviraa futsal team took a share of the limelight as it routed National Capital Region, 10-2, in the championship match at the Santa Municipal Gym, Brgy. Pasungol.
The futsal team put their name on the history as only the second team to win a gold medal in the Palarong Pambansa after it was included as a regular event just last year.
Itsuko Bacatan, Shiela Estopito and Arantxa Trebol each scored a hat trick in the championship match, while Judd Sydney Gonzales added a goal for Region 7, which beat DAVRAA, 6-3, in the morning.
“We are very happy that we beat strong teams. For me, we have given honor to Central Visayas. We will cherish this forever,” said head coach Apple Bariñan, who added that this was the fruit of their sacrifices of every day practice.
The futsal team was booted out of the competition in the quarter finals last year and they made it a motivation to bounce back stronger.
“To win the gold is our aim; we really worked hard to reach this goal. This is the first batch of futsal team that won it for Central Visayas. This is also the final year for most of my players,” she said.
Nine of their players are on their final year for Cviraa. The team is composed of eight players from Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), two from Cebu City and two from Talisay City.
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