Altas, Blazers join the Generals with early lead
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 03, 2015 05:00 PM
Last year's runner up College of St. Benilde grabbed its second straight win to join Perpetual Help and defending champion Emilio Aguinaldo College at the helm.
Perpetual Help and College of St. Benilde routed their respective opponents Thursday to jump into a three-way tie at first with defending champion Emilio Aguinaldo College in the 91st NCAA men's volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
The Altas smashed the Mapua Cardinals, 25-13, 25-22, 25-19, while the Blazers smothered the Letran Knights, 25-23, 25-23, 25-17, to join the Generals at the helm with identical 2-0 (win-loss) records.
Allan Jay Sala-An spearheaded the Las Pinas-based spikers with 12 hits while Johnvic de Guzman unloaded 17, including 16 on kills, to lead the way for the St. Benilde, which finished second to EAC a season ago.
In women's action, the Lady Blazers slammed the Letran Lady Knights, 25-17, 25-21, 25-8, to join the San Sebastian Lady Stags on top with two wins apiece.
The Lady Altas bounced back from a 21-25, 23-25, 24-26 defeat to the Lady Stags with a 25-12, 25-21, 25-21 triumph over the Mapua Lady Cardinals.
In the juniors division, Letran banked on Conrad Alobba’s 14-point explosion to sweep CSB La Salle-Greenhills, 25-16, 25-25, 25-8, in the Squires season opener to join idle San Sebastian in the win column.