NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Chiefs go 6-0

Mark Escarlote on Dec 18, 2018 02:42 PM
NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Chiefs go 6-0
Defending two-time champion Arellano University preserved its unbeaten record as it added Letran in its list of victims in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition. (FILE PHOTO)

Defending two-time champion Arellano University will close the year with it pristine record intact after another dominating victory in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition.

It took the Lady Chiefs only 66 minutes to dispose the skidding Letran Lady Knights, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15, Tuesday to remain unbeaten after six outings as the league heads on a long holiday break.

Princess Belo barely felt the defense of the Lady Knights at the net as she easily scored 12 of her 13 points off attacks while Carla Donato wreaked havoc at the frontline with 12 markers, half of those coming from kill blocks.

Last year’s rookie of the year Necole Ebuen and Regine Arocha posted eight points each to highlight Arellano U’s balance scoring orchestrated by Rhea Ramirez’s great ball distribution that saw her tally 26 excellent sets.

The Lady Chiefs will march back into action on January 7 against winless Emilio Aguinaldo College.

Letran continued to nosedive after suffering its fourth straight defeat for a 1-5 mark.

Miracle Mendoza scored eight points while Mariel Larioque got six for the Intramuros-based squad, who gave away 26 points off errors. The Lady Knights will be looking at another difficult challenge come 2019 as they open the year against second-running San Beda University (5-1) on January 4.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs defeated the Knights, 25-13, 25-20, 25-15, to move at solo second spot with a 5-1 card in the men’s division.

Jesrael Liberato led the way with 11 points while Christian Dela Paz and Jethro Cabillan finished with 10 markers each for last year’s runners-up.

Letran slid to 1-5 slate tied with San Beda.

In juniors play, the Squires prevented a shutout for Letran after turning back the Braves, 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21, for a 4-2 card tied with their victims and Lyceum of the Philippines University.

Christian Dela Cruz scored 19 points, Mark Omega had 16 while John Paolo Lorenzo chipped in with 15 for the Squires.

Erl Eusebio dropped 21 points with 19 coming off attacks while John Derrick Bautista had 15 in a lost cause for Arellano U.

 

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