Defending NCAA champion College of Saint Benilde and Perpetual Help fended off separate foes with authority on Friday to take a share of the lead in the V-League Collegiate Challenge. with coach Jerry Yee still looking for improvements from his Lady Blazers despite going 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 beating Lyceum.
“We found positives and found problems (in our game) that we need to address,” Yee said after St. Benilde was brought in for a clean shave in the first two sets by the Lady Pirates at the Paco Arena in Manila. “We are happy to have won the victory and that most of the players performed well.”
Center tackle Zam Nolasco dominated up front and came away with 12 points on nine spikes and three blocks, including three hits in the Lady Blazers’ second set.
Clydel Catarig and Corrine Apostol added eight points apiece for the Lady Blazers, who cruised to victory with a 5-1 surge boosted by two back-to-back fast attacks from Mich Gamit.
The Lady Altas were also relentless in earning a 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 win over San Sebastian in the other women’s game as reigning NCAA MVP Mary Rose Dapol collected 16 points on 14 attacks in an hour. game.
Charmaine Ocado scattered 11 points for Perpetual, while Winnie Bedaña added seven points.
The Lady Stags held on in the fight behind Kat Santos and Tina Marasigan, who finished with nine points each, while former EU setter Von Dimaculangan made his debut for San Sebastian.
Meanwhile, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta used a solid finish to put down San Beda, 25-14, 25-17, 25-22, to claim a second straight men’s win earlier.
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