San Sebastian College out to claim third straight win

Mark Escarlote on Jan 25, 2018 12:49 AM
San Sebastian College out to claim third straight win
San Sebastian College hopes to strengthen its bid for a Final Four slot.

Games Thursday:

(FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan)

9:30 a.m. –- EAC vs. Mapua (m)

11:00 a.m. –- EAC vs. Mapua (w)

12:30 p.m. –- Letran vs. San Sebastian (w)

2:00 p.m. –- Letran vs. San Sebastian (m)

3:30 p.m. –- Letran vs. San Sebastian (jrs)


Back in dangerous form, the San Sebastian College Lady Stags set their eyes on extending their winning streak to three and boosting their bid for a Final Four berth against Letran in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition on Thursday.

The Lady Stags are currently at fourth spot with a 3-2 win-loss record and a win against the Lady Knights in their 12:30 p.m. tussle at the FilOil Flying V Centre will fan SSC-R’s semis hopes.

Unbeaten teams repeat-seeking Arellano University and San Beda College share the top spot with 6-0 slates and are assured of at least a playoff for a Final Four seat while University of Perpetual Help is at solo third with a 4-2 mark.

Despite playing with only eight available players, the Lady Stags recovered from a two-game skid to score back-to-back victories against College of St. Benilde and Mapua University – both in four sets.

SSC-R defeated the Lady Cardinals, 25-20, 25-7, 29-31, 25-14, last Tuesday.

Letran, on the other hand, is fresh from a sorry 25-17, 15-25, 16-25, 29-27, 12-15, loss to the Lady Red Spikers despite an 8-2 advantage in the deciding frame.

The Intramuros-based squad sports a 2-3 slate.

Meanwhile, winless teams Emilio Aguinaldo College and Mapua cross paths at 11:00 a.m. Both squads dropped all of their first five outings.

In men’s play, the Generals (2-3) clash with the Cardinals (3-2) at 9:30 a.m. while the Stags (1-4) and Knights (0-5) meet at 2:00 p.m.

In the lone juniors match at 3:30 p.m., the Squires (3-1) will take on the Staglets (0-3).



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