NCAA Season 94: Lady Stags survive five-set thriller
Mark Escarlote on Nov 26, 2018 03:06 PM
San Sebastian College escaped with a five-set win over Lyceum of the Philippines University to open its campaign in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition.
San Sebastian College squandered an early 2-0 match lead before grinding it out in the deciding frame to hurdle Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-12, 25-21, 17-25, 22-25, 15-9, Monday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Nikka Dalisay played big in the Lady Stags’ debut, scoring 21 points off 18 attacks, two aces and a kill block while adding 13 digs. Shannai Requierme had 19 markers while skipper Joyce Sta. Rita finished with 12 for the Roger Gorayeb-mentored squad.
The Lady Stags hammered 52 attacks including crucial hits in the fifth set to set the pace for the victory that took SSC-R an hour and 56 minutes to bag.
Cherilyn Sindayen, who made her return for the Lady Pirates after skipping last season, forced the fifth set after landing back-to-back aces.
Returning Rocelyn Hongria posted 19 points with 17 coming off kills while Bien Juanillo and Sindayen added 10 and nine markers for LPU.
Meanwhile, the Stags downed the Pirates, 25-18, 25-19, 14-25, 25-17, to open their men’s division campaign on a winning note.
Nathalian Bunsuan and Timothy Eusebio carried the scoring load for SSC-R with 16 and 13 points, respectively. Kince Sanchez added 11 markers in three sets of play.
LPU avoided a shutout courtesy of the Junior Pirates’ 25-13, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, in juniors play.
The trio of Valeriano Sasis, Yoj Pabiton and Joshua Rodriguez dropped 11 points each while Xander Colorado chipped in 10 markers for the Junior Pirates.
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