NCAA Season 95: Lady Blazers out to formalize semis entry
Mark Escarlote on Feb 06, 2020 07:08 PM
College of St. Benilde is out to claim a spot in the Final Four. (Josh Albelda)
Undefeated College of St. Benilde sets its eyes on the first Final Four seat when the well-rested Lady Blazers face Jose Rizal University on Friday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Sporting a pristine 6-0 win-loss record, CSB is just a win away from taking a spot in semifinals.
The Taft-based squad is the only unbeaten team in the field and is looking to remain one when the Lady Blazers march back into action at 12:00 noon in the battle that will air via iWant.
CSB knocked out San Beda University in four sets last week before its much needed ceasefire.
Refreshed and rejuvenated, the Lady Blazers behind veterans Klarisa Abriam and Jade Gentapa with prized recruits Gayle Pascual and Mycah Go are tipped as favorites against the Lady Bombers, who are in desperate need of wins.
Carrying a 3-4 slate, JRU is still in the race for a semis berth but must win all of its remaining games and hope for tie at the no. 4 spot at the end of the elims to force playoff for the last Final Four ride.
The Lady Bombers are on a two-game winning streak.
Meanwhile, University of Perpetual Help shoots for at least a playoff for a Final Four spot at 2:00 p.m. against San Beda University.
The Lady Altas, who are on a five-game win streak, are at third spot with a 5-1 slate while the Lady Red Spikers carry a 4-2 mark at fourth.
In the men’s division, two-time defending champion Perpetual guns to join another unbeaten team Emilio Aguinaldo College in the semifinals when it battles San Beda University at 3:30 p.m.
The Altas fashion a 6-0 mark behind the Generals (7-0) while the Red Spikers are tied with Mapua University at 3-3.
At 10:00 a.m. the Blazers (4-2) face the Heavy Bombers (1-6).
In juniors’ play, six-peat-seeking Perpetual tries to get back on the winning track (5-1) when it battles San Beda (4-2) at 5:00 p.m. while at 8:30 a.m. CSB-La Salle Greenhills (0-6) meet JRU (0-7).
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