SSC-R, JRU look to boost Final Four bids
Mark Escarlote on Jan 27, 2018 09:02 PM
San Sebastian College hunts for its fourth straight win and a chance to solidify their semis hopes.
(FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan)
8:00 a.m. –- SSC-R vs LPU (jrs)
9:30 a.m. –- SSC-R vs. LPU (m)
11:00 a.m. –- SSC-R U vs. LPU (w)
12:30 p.m. –- Mapua vs. JRU (w)
2:00 p.m. –- Mapua vs. JRU (m)
San Sebastian College and Jose Rizal University move to strengthen their respective Final Four bids in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition against separate also-ran rivals on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The surging Lady Stags meet the struggling Lyceum of the Philippines University at 11:00 a.m. to be followed by the Lady Bombers’ collision with the winless Mapua University Lady Cardinals at 12:30 p.m.
After a shaky start behind an 8-woman lineup, SSC-R is suddenly in the thick of the battle for the remaining three semifinals berths. Unbeaten repeat-seeking Arellano University took the first Final Four seat.
The Lady Stags are on a three-game winning streak and are fresh off a 25-9, 25-22, 25-18 demolition of Letran last Thursday.
They will face a team already out of the semis contention. The Lady Pirates are tied with Emilio Aguinaldo College with a 1-5 slate.
LPU is on a three-game skid including a painful five-set defeat against San Beda College the last time out.
Meanwhile, JRU is within striking distance of the top four with a 3-3 mark at fifth to sixth spot alongside College of St. Benilde.
The Lady Bombers behind league-leading scorer Shola Alvarez swept the Lady Blazers, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21, in their previous match.
JRU is heavily favored against the Lady Cardinals, who are winless in six outings and on a 15-game skid.
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