San Beda hunts for sixth straight win, semis spot insurance
Mark Escarlote on Jan 24, 2018 08:25 AM
San Beda College shoots to rejoin Arellano University on the top spot and to secure at least a playoff for a semifinal berth.
(FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan)
9:30 a.m. –- CSB vs. JRU (m)
11:00 a.m. –- CSB vs. JRU (w)
12:30 p.m. –- LPU vs. San Beda (w)
2:00 p.m. –- LPU vs. San Beda (m)
3:30 p.m. –- LPU vs. San Beda (jrs)
Undefeated San Beda College is out to secure at least a playoff for semifinals berth against the struggling Lyceum of the Philippines University in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Wednesday.
The Lady Red Spikers are at solo second spot with a 5-0 win-loss record behind the repeat-seeking Arellano University (6-0).
A win in their 12:30 p.m. duel will put SBC in a good position to advance in the Final Four and will break the Mendiola-based squad’s best start back in 2013 when the Janine Marciano and Ces Molina-led Lady Red Spikers won five straight to open their season.
SBC is coming off a character-building 17-25, 25-15, 25-16, 27-29, 15-12, win against Letran on Monday with Cesca Racraquin and Nieza Viray leading the way.
The Lady Red Spikers are heavily favored against the Lady Pirates, who are on a two-game skid with a 1-4 card, but SBC coach Nemesio Gavino is not taking LPU lightly.
“Every game naman nirerespeto namin yung aming mga nakakalaban,” said Gavino of their rivals, which absorbed a straight sets loss to the Lady Chiefs the last time out.
Meanwhile, College of St. Benilde and Jose Rizal University clash at 11:00 a.m.
The Lady Blazers sport a 3-2 mark tied with San Sebastian College while the Lady Bombers hold a 2-3 slate alongside Letran.
Meanwhile, the Blazers (4-1) and Bombers (0-5) collide at 9:30 a.m. while the Pirates (1-4) and Red Spikers (4-1) meet at 2:00 p.m. in men’s action.
In the lone juniors match, the Junior Pirates cross paths with the Red Cubs at 3:30 p.m.
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