Lady Stags a triumph shy of finals

posted January 23, 2017 at 09:01 pm
by  Manila Standard Sports
SAN Sebastian College moved a win shy of sweeping its way straight to the finals in the women’s division of the 92nd NCAA volleyball tournament after turning back Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City yesterday.

Reigning back-to-back MVP Grethcel Sotlones and Joyce Sta. Rita paced their team with 13 hits apiece to help propel the Lady Stags to their eighth straight victory, one win away from booking an outright spot to the championship round where they will enjoy a thrice-to-beat edge.

San Sebastian can only accomplish it if it could hurdle defending champion St. Benilde in the final elimination-round playdate set tomorrow.

Interestingly, the Lady Stags also swept last year’s elims only to lose to the Lady Blazers, the eventual winners, in the finals.

San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb, however, is thinking more of their St. Benilde game than anything else.

“Our focus is in that one game against St. Benilde and we have a day to prepare for it,” said Gorayeb.

LPU absorbed its fourth defeat against five wins that eliminated it from the Final Four.

It also left St. Benilde (6-3), San Beda (6-3) and Perpetual Help (5-3) battling for the last two slots in the next round.

Like San Sebastian, Arellano University is also ensured of a seat in the Final Four with a 7-1 mark.

Games tomorrow

(Filoil Flying V Center)

8 a.m.- CSB vs SSC (jrs)

9:30 a.m.- CSB vs SSC (m)

11 a.m.- CSB vs SSC (w)

12:30 p.m.- AU vs UPHSD (w)

2 p.m.- AU vs UPHSD (m)

3:30 p.m.- AU vs UPHSD (jrs)

Topics: San Beda College , 92nd NCAA volleyball tournament , Lyceum of the Philippines University
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