SSC-R coasts to seventh straight win, secures semis berth
Mark Escarlote on Jan 11, 2017 05:50 PM
Reigning back-to-back Most Valuable Player Grethcel Soltones leads San Sebastian College to its seventh win in as many outings.
(The Arena, San Juan)
8:30 a.m. --- EAC vs. MIT (m)
10:00 a.m. --- EAC vs. MIT (w)
11:30 a.m. --- LPU vs. Perpetual (w)
1:00 p.m. --- LPU vs Perpetual (m)
2:30 p.m. --- LPU vs Perpetual (jrs)
There's no stopping San Sebastian College.
The unbeaten Lady Stags once again flexed their muscles and added Perpetual Help to their list of victims Wednesday in an emphatic 25-22, 25-13, 25-13 victory to clinch the first Final Four berth in the 92nd NCAA women's volleyball competition at The Arena in San Juan.
Reigning back-to-back Most Valuable Player Grethcel Soltones uncorked 18 kills in her total of 18 points for SSC-R, which improved to 7-0 win-loss slate and moved two wins closer for an outright Finals berth with a thrice-to-beat advantage.
The win also gave Arellano University (6-1) and reigning champion College of St. Benilde (6-2) at least a playoff for a semis seat.
Joyce Sta. Rita and Katherine Villegas combined for 14 points for SSC-R, which scattered 38 attacks compared to 18 of the Lady Altas.
Perpetual slid to 3-3 card and is now in danger of missing the semifinals cut.
Lourdes Clemente was the only Lady Altas in double figures with 10.
In men’s play, reigning champions Perpetual Help Altas won their third straight match by tripping the Stags, 25-23, 25-20, 25-21, for a 4-1 slate at fourth spot.
SSC-R dropped to 3-3 tied with Lyceum of the Philippines University.
In the juniors division, defending champion Perpetual (4-1) defeated listless SSC-R (0-5), 25-19, 25-13, 25-15.
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