NCAA volleyball: CSB stays in semis hunt, ends Arellano’s unbeaten streak | Inquirer Sports

NCAA volleyball: CSB stays in semis hunt, ends Arellano’s unbeaten streak

/ 07:10 PM January 29, 2018

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College of St. Benilde picked the best day to come alive, toppling erstwhile unbeaten Arellano University, 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 25-12, in NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Ranya Musa got the job done on defense as five of her team-best 17 points came off blocks.


Rachel Austero added 15 markers, while Klarisa Abriam and Marites Pablo combined for 26 points in the upset.


The win kept the Lady Blazers alive in the Final Four race as they improved to 4-3.

Jovie Prado held the fort for the Lady Chiefs with 14 points.

It was Arellano’s first defeat of the season to drop to 7-1, and its first in 20 games overall dating back to last season.

In the first match, Letran also stayed in the semifinals hunt with a gritty 25-21, 25-27, 25-19, 20-25, 15-12 victory over also-ran Emilio Aguinaldo College.

Jayme Parin captained the Lady Knights with 18 points, 16 off kills, while Miracle Mendoza pumped two service aces to wound up with 17.

Letran rose to 3-4, while the Lady Generals fell to 1-6.


Laidesheen Magbanua and Jaylene Lumbo both finished with 17 points in the defeat for EAC.

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