The College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers played a well-coordinated game as they put way the Lady Knights, 25-20, 25-18, 25-15, yesterday in the 95th National Collegiate Athletic Association women’s volleyball tournament
With liberos Christine Lim and Arianne Daguil effectively directing the flow of the game, the Lady Blazers went to quickly post their third straight triumph at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
Balanced scoring from 11 teammates during their 68-minute contest allowed the Lady Blazers to move ahead of the Arellano University Lady Chiefs (2-0).
Chelsea Umali showed the way with 11 points, scoring five of them on attacks, while Michelle Gamit, Jade Gantapa and Klarissa Abriam had six apiece for the Lady Blazers.
“Sinabi namin sa kanila ibigay nila ang 100% nila. Mas relaxed sila ngayon kaysa sa last two games nila,” said Lady Blazers assistant coach Jay Chua, on behalf of coach Jerry Yee.
Daguil found open teammates, who could score right after the Lady Blazers broke past a 19-all deadlock in the first set.
Then, Lim took over in finding a scorer as they grabbed a 9-3 edge in the second set.
Letran dropped to a 1-1 in a tie with University of Perpetual Help System Dalta and Jose Rizal University.
Chamberlaine Cuñada finished with 15 hits for the Lady Knights.
Earlier, Ruvince Abrot had two service aces to finish with 15 points as St. Benilde downed Letran, 25-21, 25-16, 25-22.
This allowed the Blazers to raise their record to 2-1 in the men’s division.
Arieh Barba scored 10 points as Letran earned its first juniors win with a 25-12, 25-11, 25-8 thumping of La Salle-Greenhills.