Mojica leads the Generals back on top
Mark Escarlote on Dec 09, 2015 05:28 PM
Just another day at the office as Howard Mojica uncorked 18 points for the still undefeated Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals.
Howard Mojica strengthened his bid for a back-to-back Most Valuable Player award.
The power-hitting star of the Emilio Aguinaldo College posted a match-best 18 points anchored on 14 missile-like attacks to steer the unbeaten Generals to their fourth straight win to stay on top with a 25-20, 25-14, 25-20 pounding of the Letran Knights in the 91st NCAA men's volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan Wednesday.
Mojica received enough support on the offensive end with Hariel Doguna scoring 12 points while Kerth Melliza and Israel Encina combined for 14 markers for the reigning champion Generals including five of the squad’s 11 service winners.
EAC is back on solo lead ahead of the Perpetual Help Altas and the College St. Benilde Blazers, both parading a 3-0 card.
In the other game, the San Sebastian Stags overpowered the Mapua Cardinals, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21, for their first win in four games to tie their victim and the Knights in sixth to eight spot.
In the women's division, the Lady Stags kept its perfect record intact in four starts for the solo lead after squaeking past the Mapua Lady Cardinals, 25-13, 21-25, 25-13, 23-25, 16-14, in a game sans SSC-R top scorer and reigning MVP Grethcel Soltones.
Dangie Encarnacion filled the scoring void with 17 points while Nikka Dalisay and Katherine Villegas had 12 markers each for the Lady Stags, who handed Mapua its fourth loss in as many outings.
The Lady Generals, meanwhile, evened their record to 2-2 after a hard-earned come-from-behind 14-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-10 win over listless Letran (0-4).
In juniors play, Season 89 champion EAC Brigadiers swept the Letran Squires, 25-10, 25-17, 25-20, for a three-way logjam with Arellano and SSC-R with 2-1 record.
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