LOOK: 93rd NCAA volleyball schedule
Look: NCAA Season 93 volleyball competition schedule.
Repeat-seeking Arellano University opens its title defense against Mapua University when action in the 93rd NCAA women's volleyball tournament begins on January 4 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Chiefs and Lady Cardinals cross paths at 1:30 p.m. after the San Sebastian College-Emilio Aguinaldo College tussle at 12 noon. These games will air live on S+A, S+A HD and via livestream.
The Lady Chiefs, who swept the thrice-to-beat Lady Stags in the Finals last year for their second title in the last three seasons, parade a solid lineup with the return of Jovielyn Prado, Regine Arocha, Anne Esguerra and Andrea Marzan, making the Legarda-based squad as one of the teams to beat.
SSC-R lost its ace hitter three-time Most Valuable Player Grethcel Soltones and Kat Villegas, who exhausted all of their playing eligibility, last year but is still expected to give a good fight under seasoned mentor Roger Gorayeb.
Here's the full NCAA schedule of games: