The 2018 UGC Volleyball Conference was held from October 08, 2018 to Nov. 13, 2018 at the UGC Main Plant. Five teams played in the conference namely Support Group, Production, RFD, Marketing and Security/Logistics. The elimination round was a single round robin. Production topped the elimination with 5-0 win-loss card to gain an outright finals berth. Support team in 4th place knocked-out RFD (3rd place) then defeated Security/hauler (2nd place) that entitled them to face Production team in the Finals.
The much awaited volleyball tournament ended in a very entertaining and emotional championship games played by Production and Support team. Support team is composed of Engineering, Finance, Environmental, HR, CTS and R & D while Production team is from CCL and PU production lines.
Game 1- Finals was played last November 9, 2018. Support team was leading having won the first 2 sets while Production got the 3rd set. But the game was stopped on the 4th set where the score was 21 all due to sudden heavy rain. The game resumed on November 13 with Support team winning the Finals Game 1 with the score of 25-12 , 23-25, 25-17, 25-23.
Game 2 – Finals was very intense, set 1 and 2 went to Support team with the brilliant play of Aidan Encarnacion and Cris Fulgosino (Batman and Robin) plus the service aces by the team. But Production team with the leadership of Peter Trinidad and good plays by James Paguio and Christopher Domingo got them back to the game and won set 3 and 4, resulting to a deciding set 5. In set 5, Support team recovered its bearing countering an 8-2 run by resurging plays of Cris and finally won the set at 15-10. The SUPPORT TEAM was crowned the CHAMPIONS.
Christopher Fulgosino was named MVP-Finals for the tournament from Support team. Aidan Encarnacion of Support Team emerged as Best Scorer while Gerry Mortiz and Ryan Cambe from Support and Production team were tied for Best Server in the tournament. It was fulfilled tournament, which not only promoted healthy exercise but also foster and added camaraderie and teamwork.