By Waylon Galvez
Games Monday (The Arena, San Juan)
8:30 a.m. – St. Benilde vs Letran (Junior’s)
10 a.m. – St. Benilde vs Letran (Men’s)
12 noon – St. Benilde vs Letran (Women’s)
2 p.m. – EAC vs Mapua (Women’s)
3:30 p.m. – EAC vs Mapua (Men’s)
5 p.m. – EAC vs Mapua (Junior’s)
University of Perpetual Help System DALTA bounced back from an opening day loss as it downed San Sebastian College-Recoletos 29-31, 25-13, 25-20, 25-20 in the NCAA Season 95 volleyball tournament Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.
Yanca Tripoli led the Lady Altas with 17 points, including the match’s final two points, while Jhona Rosal contributed 14 points and 20 digs for Perpetual Help, which improved to 1-1.
The Lady Stags prevailed in the extended first set after setter Vea Sison clinched the set with a drop shot.
But the Lady Altas dominated the next two sets and overcame a 12-16 deficit in the fourth set. Even with the win, Perpetual Help coach Macky Cariño said they have to improve in their next games.
“Mabuti na lang, pagdating ng last part ng fourth set, medyo nag-step-up na ang senior ko na si Yanca Tripoli. At least, kahit paano, nakuha namin yung win,” said Cariño, who hopes to contend for the title again this season.
Dana Persa added 11 points and 12 digs, while converted setter Jenny Gaviola finished with eight points for the Lady Altas.
Shane Requierme scored 16 points, including two service aces, while Jamille Carreon also had two service aces to finish with 11 points for San Sebastian, which dropped to 0-2.
Meanwhile, Louie Ramirez tallied 17 points, including two blocks, while Ronniel Rosales added 10 as men’s titleholder Perpetual Help swept San Sebastian 25-18, 25-15, 25-21 for a 2-0 card.
Reigning juniors champion Perpetual Help also posted its second straight win following a 25-19, 25-19, 25-20 victory over San Sebastian with Noel Kampton leading the way with 21 points, including two service aces.