Lady Stags continue romp even without head coach Gorayeb

Mark Escarlote on Dec 21, 2015 03:38 PM
Lady Stags continue romp even without head coach Gorayeb
Grethcel Soltones led the San Sebastian Lady Stags to their sixth straight win.

San Sebastian kept its winning streak going even without head coach Roger Gorayeb.

Grethcel Soltones once again powered the Lady Stags with another sensational performance, scoring 21 points in SSC-R’s sixth straight victory in a 25-212, 25-16, 26-24 demolition of Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers Monday in the 91st women’s NCAA volleyball competition at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.               

Soltones followed her 33-point performance last week in a revenge win against defending champion Arellano University, with 18 attacks and three block kills in the Lady Stags’ 62-minute workout for a perfect slate.

Nikka Dalisay added 10 markers while Katherine Villegas had seven in just two sets of action for SSC-R, which played sans fiery mentor Gorayeb.

The Lady Stags coach, who is also the mentor of SSC-R’s men’s team, was meted with a one-game ban after a near scuffle with referee Rodrigo Rojas last Dec. 12.

Rojas, also slapped with a one-game suspension, and Gorayeb figured in a shouting match and confrontation after the Lady Stag’s 25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 25-21 win over the Lady Chiefs.

Gorayeb, actually, was supposed to serve his suspension against College of St. Benilde last Wednesday but the match was postponed due to Typhoon Nona. Assistant coach Clint Malazo handled the team in Gorayeb's absence.

SSC-R is just a win away from formally clinching a Final Four berth. 

Rosalie Pepito and Shola Alvarez finished with 11 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Lady Bombers, who are on the brink of elimination in the Final Four race after absorbing their fourth loss in seven outings.

Meanwhile, the San Beda Lionesses completed a come-from-behind 21-25, 25-15, 25-11, 25-22, win over the Letran Lady Knights for a 2-5 card.

Nieza Viray’s 18 points and Iris Domingo’s 15 markers led the also-ran Lionesses victory that ended their three-game losing skid.

The Lady Knights dropped to 0-6.

In men’s result, Letran turned back San Beda, 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 26-24, for a 2-3 record while handing the Red Lions their third loss in seven games.

The Letran Squires improved to 2-3 slate after a 30-28, 26-24, 25-10 victory over the Red Cubs (1-4).





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