Lady Al­tas, Stags in cru­cial tiff, Blaz­ers eye No. 2 seed

Manila Times - - Sports - JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA

FI­NAL Four con­tenders Univer­sity of Per­pet­ual Help Sys­tem DALTA and San Se­bas­tian Col­lege-Recoletos clash in a cru­cial match in Sea­son 94 Na­tional Col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion (NCAA) women’s vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment to­day at the FilOil Fly­ing V Cen­ter in San Juan City.

Game starts 12 noon, with the win­ner boost­ing its semi­fi­nal bid.

The Lady Al­tas are stand­ing on the fourth spot with a 4-3 record while the Lady Stags are sit­ting on a joint fifth with Jose Rizal Univer­sity (JRU) with a sim­i­lar 4-4 card.

Per­pet­ual Help saw its three- game win­ning streak end as it suf­fered a 25-18, 16-25, 19-25, 24-26 to de­fend­ing cham­pion Arel­lano Univer­sity last Thurs­day.

Cindy Imbo, Inna Suico and Bianca Tripoli are ex­pected to lift the Las Piñas-based squad back to the win­ning track.

But the skid­ding San Se­bas­tian is also bent on scor­ing a come­back win.

After notch­ing four vic­to­ries in their first five games, the Lady Stags sud­denly suf­fered a three- game los­ing skid via sweeps at the hands of JRU, San Beda

Univer­sity and Col­lege of Saint Be­nilde (CSB).

A fourth con­sec­u­tive loss will kick San Se­bas­tian out of the Fi­nal Four pic­ture.

Joyce Sta. Rita and Maryrhose Dapol are tabbed to lead the charge as the vol­ley­belles from Recto try to stay in the play­off race.

Mean­while, St. Be­nilde (7-1) seeks to se­cure the sec­ond spot when it takes on the elim­i­nated Ma­pua Univer­sity ( 1- 7) in the 2 p. m. tiff.

The Lady Blaz­ers snatched the No. 2 seat from San Beda with a win­ner- over-the- other edge after cruis­ing to their sev­enth win in a row at the ex­pense of San Se­bas­tian, 25-17, 25-16, 25-14, last Fri­day.

An eighth straight vic­tory will give CSB a twice­to­beat ad­van­tage in the Fi­nal Four.

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