NCAA Season 94 volleyball: SSC-R, Perpetual dispute at least last semis spot playoff
Mark Escarlote on Jan 14, 2019 07:52 AM
University of Perpetual Help is out to boost its chances of making a return trip into the semifinals.
San Sebastian College and University of Perpetual Help battle for at least a playoff for the last semifinals berth Monday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Both teams put their Final Four hopes on the line when they meet inside the court at 12:00 noon. The match will air via livestream.
The Lady Stags march into their final elimination round match hoping to avoid missing the Final Four for the second straight season.
A series of misfortunes that pushed SSC-R outside of the top four with a 4-4 win-loss record tied with Jose Rizal University at fifth to sixth.
The Lady Stags are on a three-game losing skid after a 4-1 start. SSC-R has yet to win a match this year.
Another defeat coupled by the Lady Altas’ win against the Lady Bombers on Thursday will send the Lady Stags into an early vacation.
In case SSC-R drops its last match and Perpetual also loses to JRU for a three-way 5-4 card there will be a playoff to determine who will advance in the semis. In this scenario, the teams with the lowest tiebreak will faceoff in a winner-take-all match for the right to face the squad with the highest quotient.
Meanwhile, College of St. Benilde shoots for at least a playoff for the no. 2 spot in the semifinals at 2:00 p.m. gainst Mapua University.
The Lady Blazers are in a seven-game winning streak and are tied at second to third with San Beda University with 7-1 slate behind unbeaten defending two-time champion Arellano University (8-0).
The Lady Cardinals hold a 1-7 mark.
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