Arellano U stakes unbeaten record vs. dangerous JRU
Mark Escarlote on Jan 15, 2018 07:42 PM
Undefeated Arellano University sets sights on fourth win in a row and firm hold of the solo lead.
(FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan)
9:30 a.m. -- AU vs. JRU (m)
11:00 a.m. –- AU vs. JRU (w)
12:30 p.m. –- SBC vs. CSB (w)
2:00 p.m. –- SBC vs. CSB (m)
3:30 p.m. –- SBC vs. CSB (jrs)
Defending champion Arellano University stakes its unbeaten record and hold of the solo lead against the surging Jose Rizal University Tuesday in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Game time is at 11:00 a.m. before the clash of other unbeaten teams San Beda College and College of St. Benilde at 12:30 p.m.
The Lady Chiefs are on a roll after three games in a share of the top spot with the Lady Red Spikers and Lady Blazers.
Arellano U is coming off a quick work of Letran, 25-17, 25-17, 25-12, last Friday for their third win in a row and 15th straight since last year.
Rookie Necole Ebuen has been solid in her debut season, averaging 10.6 points per game and adding depth to an already stacked lineup of head coach Obet Javier.
Veterans Regine Arocha, Jovielyn Prado, Andrea Marzan and skipper Mary Ann Esguerra are also expected to provide firepower for the Lady Chiefs with setter Sarah Verutiao orchestrating the flow of offense.
But Arellano U is facing a team looking to ride the momentum of its two-game winnings streak.
The Lady Bombers defeated Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-20, 25-16, 25-16, last Friday behind league-leading scorer Shola Alvarez’s 24 points.
Alvarez is averaging 23 points per game for JRU, which sport a 2-1 slate tied with University of Perpetual Help.
But aside from Alvarez, the Lady Bombers also have reliable scorers in Dolly Versoza and Karen Montojo.
Meanwhile, San Beda College is fresh from a 28-26, 25-18, 29-27, win over Perpetual while CSB survived a five-set showdown against Lyceum of the Philippines University last Thursday.
In men’s division, Arellano U (2-0) challenges JRU (0-3) at 9:00 a.m. while repeat-seeking CSB (2-0) meets SBC (1-1) at 2:00 p.m.
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