NCAA Season 94: JRU surprises SSC-R to start the new year right

Mark Escarlote on Jan 03, 2019 02:17 PM
JRU surprises SSC-R to start the new year right
Jose Rizal University picked up from where it left off in 2018 for back-to-back wins at the expense of San Sebastian College.

Jose Rizal University caught San Sebastian College flat-footed, 25-18, 25-20, 26-24, Thursday as NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition resumed action at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Lady Bombers withstood the late-game charge of the Lady Stags that saw SSC-R save six match points. JRU recovered its bearing just in time to complete a sweep and snatch its fourth win in seven games.

Dolly Versoza delivered 17 points with 16 coming off attacks including the Lady Bombers' last match point advantage. Versoza added 16 digs and had seven excellent receptions for JRU.

Karen Montojo posted 14 markers with 17 digs and two receives in the Lady Bombers second straight win and second in a row against the Lady Stags.

Smelling blood after dominating the first two sets, JRU went on a rampage in the third.

The Lady Bombers went comfortably ahead, 24-18, before SSC-R made a final push to give JRU a scare. Nikka Dalisay landed a service ace to knot it at 24 before Versoza gave the lead back to the Lady Bombers. Renesa Melgar sealed the win for JRU.

Dalisay was the only Lady Stag in double figures with 12 while Shannai Requirme and Iris Oliveros combined for 12 markers as SSC-R saw its two-game win streak snapped for a 4-2 card.

Meanwhile, the Stags dominated the Heavy Bombers, 25-22, 27-25, 25-15, to even their record to 3-3 in the men's division.

Robbie Pamittan finished with 16 points built on 12 attacks and four aces while adding nine digs for an all-around performance for SSC-R to climb at solo fifth spot. Timothy Eusebio got 12 markers anchored on 10 spikes and two kill blocks for the Stags, which handed JRU its fifth loss in seven games.

In juniors play, the Staglets swept the Light Bombers, 25-20, 25-17, 25-21, to improve to 2-4 card.
Bradley Dumalagan and Karl Lastimosa scored 11 points each to lead SSC-R.

JRU dropped to 3-4 mark.


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