NCAA Season 94: Letran snaps skid
Mark Escarlote on Jan 10, 2019 02:57 PM
Letran arrested a six-game slide with a hard-earned five-set win over Mapua University.
Letran escaped Mapua University by the skin of its teeth,14-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-17, 15-13, Thursday to snap a six-game losing slump in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Already out of contention for a semis berth, the Lady Knights salvaged some sense of pride by staving off a determined Lady Cardinals side to notch their second win in eight games.
Miracle Mendoza provided the offensive spark for Letran after dropping 21 points built on 18 attacks, two aces and a kill block.
Kathleen Dela Cruz backed Mendoza up with 18 points including 16 spikes while Mariel Larioque and Rhosselle Urriza chipped in 11 and 10 markers, respectively.
Letran reasserted its mastery over Mapua for the third straight year. The Lady Knights will close their elimination round campaign next week against Lyceum of the Philippines University.
The Lady Cardinals slid to 1-7 card.
Jan Morano posted 15 points while Angelie Magundayao and Jonina Fernandez had 14 markers each for Mapua, which will close its elims journey on Monday against College of St. Benilde.
Meanwhile, the Knights swept the Cardinals, 25-15, 25-22, 25-20, to for a four-way tie with their victims and idle San Beda University and Jose Rizal University with 2-6 cards in the men's division.
Mhel Gabuyo finished with 14 points while Christopher Cistina and Angel Canzana added 11 markers each for Letran.
Angelbert Navas and Alfredo Pagulong scored 11 and nine markers, respectively, for Mapua.
In juniors play, the Squires completed Letran's sweep in all divisions after rolling past the Red Robins, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22.
The Squires improved to 6-2 card to join defending champion University of Perpetual Help and Lyceum of the Philippines University in the Final Four.
Mapua slid to 2-6 mark.
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