San Beda grabs share of lead, downs Lyceum in NCAA women's volleyball | Inquirer Sports

San Beda grabs share of lead, downs Lyceum in NCAA women’s volleyball

/ 04:04 PM November 28, 2016

San Beda overcame Lyceum early challenge to hammer out a 29-27, 25-13, 25-14 victory Monday and join defending champion College of St. Benilde and San Sebastian on top in the NCAA Season 92 women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Francesca Racraquin paced her team with 11 hits while twins Nieza and Jiezela Viray combined for 16 points to help power the Red Spikers to their third victory in row that put them alongside the Lady Blazers and the Lady Stags at the helm.

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Racraquin and the Virays stepped up big in the first set when they had to parry every challenge launched by the Lady Pirates to survive the set.

It was enough to unnerve LPU, which wasn’t the same after the heartbreaking first set defeat and suffered their first loss against two wins.

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Arellano University, meanwhile, barged into the magic four as it turned back Mapua, 25-17, 25-8, 18-25, 25-18, with team captain Rialen Sante and Mary Anne Esquerra spearheading the charge with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

It was the Lady Chiefs’ second win in three starts, which was good for a share of No. 4 with LPU and Jose Rizal.

In men’s action, Arellano U bested Mapua, 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, to zoom to the top with a pristine 3-0 (win-loss) record.

John Joseph Cabillan fired 17 hits while Kevin Liberato and skipper Benrasid Latip contributed 15 and The Cardinals fell to 2-2.

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TAGS: Arellano Lady Chiefs, Francesca Racraquin, Jiezela Viray, Lyceum Lady Pirates, Mapua Lady Cardinals, NCAA Season 92, Nieza Viray, San Beda Red Spikers, Volleyball, women's volleyball
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