NCAA Season 95: Lady Pirates score second straight win
Mark Escarlote on Jan 28, 2020 04:30 PM
Lyceum of the Philippines University crushed Emilio Aguinaldo College in straight sets for back-to-back wins. (Josh Albelda)
Lyceum of the Philippines University kept its semifinals hopes alive after making quick work of winless Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-18, 25-17, 25-15, on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
After a three-game skid, the Lady Pirates collected their second win in a row to fuel their hunt for a spot in the Final Four.
Mary Joy Onofre starred in LPU’s latest conquest as she finished with 13 points built on nine attacks, two aces and two kill blocks. Monica Sevilla and Rafael Alexandra backed her up with 11 and 10 points, respectively, while skipper Ciamelle Wanta tallied nine markers for the Lady Pirates.
With just four assignments left, LPU head coach Emil Lontoc stressed to his wards that their remaining games are all must-win matches.
“So far talagang naghahabol kami. Isa-isahin namin lahat ng kalaban namin kasi meron kaming game na talagang na-miss namin, na dapat manalo pero hindi,” he said.
The Lady Generals, on the other hand, suffered their fourth defeat in as many games and 14th overall in a losing slump that started in Season 93.
Cathrine Almazan was the only bright spot for EAC, closing her day with 12 points and nine digs.
Jan Cabrera and Krizzia Reyes combined for 15 markers for the Lady Generals.
In men’s play, the Generals preserved their perfect record with a 25-20, 25-23, 25-17, win over then Pirates.
Danrich Melad fired 20 attacks to finish with 21 points while Joshua Mina had 12 markers with all but one coming off kills and 13 digs for the now 4-0 EAC, a win behind two-time defending champion University of Perpetual Help (5-0).
LPU absorbed its fourth loss in five outings.
The Brigadiers also extended their winning run to four after taking down the Junior Pirates, 25-18, 26-28, 25-22, 25-17.
Rey Puentespina and Regine Miranda led the way for EAC with 16 points each.
LPU fell to 2-3 slate.
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