BAGUIO CITY — Pudtol Vocational High School survived a hard-fighting University of Baguio side to barge into the finals of the 2018 Akari National High School Volleyball Championships Northern Luzon leg here.
The Apayao squad will face University of the Cordilleras, the same team they beat in the CAR Athletic Meet finals just last week.
But it wasn’t an easy road getting there, as the Cardinals gave Pudtol a lot of fight in a match that went the distance, 25-18, 25-27, 25-22.
After a tentative start, UB roared back in the second set and was even leading in the decider, 22-21, before Pudtol strung up four straight points to snatch the victory.
Meanwhile, UC dealt with crosstown rivals Baguio City National High School quickly, 25-15, 25-14, to book the first ticket to the Last Dance.
The winner of the match will qualify for the Akari National Finals set on March 17-18 at Adamson University.