EAC repulses LPU for second win
Mark Escarlote on Jan 31, 2018 04:25 PM
Emilio Aguinaldo College doubled its win output last year after adding more woes to Lyceum of the Philippines University.
(FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan)
8:00 a.m. –- Arellano U vs SSC-R (jrs)
9:30 a.m. –- Arellano U vs. SSC-R (m)
11:00 a.m. –- Arellano U vs. SSC-R (w)
12:30 p.m. –- CSB vs. Mapua (w)
2:00 p.m. –- CSB vs. Mapua (m)
Emilio Aguinaldo College tasted its second win in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition after surviving the furious comeback attempt of Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-14, 25-21, 23-25, 17-25, 15-11, Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Generals surpassed their win record last season as they improved to 2-6 behind the 16-point effort of Ladeisheen Magbanua, who led four other EAC players in double-figures.
Magbanua finished with 16 points off 12 attacks, two aces and two kill blocks Jaylene Lumbo and Aira Binondo scored 13 points each while Crislie Pablo and Yvette Tongco chipped in with 11 markers apiece for the Lady Generals, who will close their campaign on Friday against semifinals-bound San Beda College.
EAC survived the one-hour, 55-minute duel despite giving away 40 points off errors.
The Lady Pirates fell to 1-7 slate in a dismal season.
Skipper Bien Juanillo posted 20 points in a lost cause while Christine Miralles and Monica Sevilla finished with 18 and 11 markers, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Generals also nabbed a 25-20, 25-18, 20-25, 25-19, win over the Pirates to remain in contention for a Final Four spot with a 4-4 record in the men’s division.
Joshua Mina pounded 21 spikes in his 24-point performance while Paulo Lim and Raphael Lumbad got 17 and 10 markers, respectively, for EAC.
LPU dropped to 2-6 slate.
In juniors play, the Junior Pirates played the spoilers’ role when they denied the erstwhile unbeaten Brigadiers a chance to advance in the best-of-three Finals outright with a shocking, 21-25, 25-27, 25-21, 27-25, 16-14, upset win.
LPU is already out of the semis race but did a huge damage to end its campaign on a high note with a 3-4 slate.
The semis-bound EAC slid to 5-1 card.
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