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NCAA: Lady Pirates battle Red Spikers

  • Written by Theodore P. Jurado
  • Published in Volleyball
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Games today:

(Filoil Flying V Centre)

8:30 a.m. -- Arellano  vs. Mapua (M)

10 a.m. --  Arellano  vs. Mapua (W)

11:30 a.m. -- Lyceum vs. San Beda (W)

1 p.m. -- Lyceum vs. San Beda (M)

SAN Beda and Lyceum of the Philippines University clash as the two unbeaten teams eye for a share of the lead with defending champion College of  St. Benilde and San Sebastian today in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

The Lady Red Spikers downed  Emilio Aguinaldo College, 27-25, 25-17, 25-22, on Nov. 14 and University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-21, on Nov. 20 while the Lady Pirates edged Letran, 21-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-22, 15-10, on Nov. 14 and Jose Rizal University, 25-23, 25-10, 25-21, last week to zoom to joint third.
   
Gametime is at 11:30 a.m.
   
San Beda, which has gained a lot from its Shakey’s V-League experience early this year, drew strength from the power-spiking rookie Cesca Racraquin, currently eighth in the league in scoring with an average of 17 hits a game.
   
Czarina Pauline Orros and La Rainne Fabay have been the heart and soul of LPU’s attack and have averaged 13 and 11 points, respectively, and should step up again with hopes to helping their team to stay unscathed.
   
Arellano University and Mapua collide in the other women’s match at 10 a.m.
   
Meanwhile, Arellano seeks to stay at the helm as it squares off with dangerous Mapua in the men's side.
   
The Chiefs are currently tied with the idle San Beda Lions with two wins apiece.
   
Arellano’s wins came at the expense of San Sebastian, 25-16, 25-20, 25-12, on Nov. 16 and Emilio Aguinaldo, 25-21, 25-22, 25-13, respectively.