NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Altas take solo lead, down Blazers

Mark Escarlote on Dec 04, 2018 01:32 PM
NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Altas take solo lead
Reigning champion University of Perpetual Help crushed College of St. Benilde to keep an unblemished record.

Defending champion University of Perpetual Help hurdled one of its toughest rival in College of St. Benilde, 25-18, 27-29, 25-19, 25-20, Tuesday to keep its unblemished record in the NCAA Season 94 men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Aljoe Sereno powered the Altas to their third straight win in as many games with 19 points he collected from 15 attacks, two aces and two kill blocks.

Last year’s rookie of the year and Most Valuable Player Joebert Almodiel showcased his all-around play with 15 points laced with 11 excellent receptions and five digs for the Las Pinas-based squad. Ronniel Rosales added 13 points while skipper John Patrick Ramos got nine markers for the Altas, who dropped a set for the first time in the season.

“Every game naman dumaan kami sa pag-aaral sa kalaban namin. It shows na yung pag-aaral namin sa kalaban namin nakuha namin kaya maganda ang laro ng mga bata. But Benilde is a very good team and maaaring isa sila sa kakalabanin namin sa top four,” said Perpetual head coach Sammy Acaylar.

The Altas tightened their defense at the net to frustrate the Blazers’ attackers and converted 11 kill blocks while taking advantage of CSB’s 37 errors.

The Blazers fell to 2-1 card tied with last year’s runner-up Arellano University.

Ruvince Abrot led CSB with 13 points while Francis Basilan and Joshua De Sequera finished with 11 and 10 markers, respectively.

Meanwhile, reigning champion Junior Altas escaped with a 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 27-29, 16-14, win over the Greenies for their third straight win.

The five-peat-seeking Perpetual moved up to a tie at the top spot with Arellano U.

Noel Kampton pumped in 24 points with 22 off attacks while Kirth Patrick Rosos and Hero Austria had 11 markers each for the Junior Altas.

CSB-La Salle Greenhills dropped to 1-2 and saw the amazing 36-point output of Arnel Aguilar highlighted by 33 attacks go to waste.




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