San Beda hunts for sixth straight win, semis spot insurance

San Beda hunts for sixth straight win, semis spot insurance
San Beda College shoots to rejoin Arellano University on the top spot and to secure at least a playoff for a semifinal berth.

Games Wednesday:

(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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