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San Beda downs Benilde

  • Written by Theodore Jurado
  • Published in Volleyball
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Games Saturday:

(Filoil Flying V Centre)

1  p.m.  -- TIP vs. AdU (W)

4 p.m. -- Ateneo vs. LPU (W)

6:30 p.m.  -- NU vs. FEU (W)

SAN Beda rediscovered its winning ways with a 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22 tripping of College of Saint Benilde in the PVL Collegiate Conference yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
    
Cesca Racraquin rebounded from a sub-par performance the last time out with 15 points, including two service aces, 22 digs and 16 excellent receptions to help the Lady Red Spikers book their second win in three contests.
    
It also boosted San Beda’s semifinals bid as it tied NCAA champion Arellano University in second place in Group B behind Adamson’s 2-0 card.
    
The Lady Blazers got a lifeline by winning the third frame before the Lady Red Spikers regrouped in the fourth set behind Racraquin and Nieza Viray to prevail.
    
Viray contributed 12 markers while middle hitters Yani Espiritu and Trisha Mae Paras each had eight points for San Beda.
    
Setter Rebecca Cuevas outplayed St. Benilde playmaker Pauline Cardiente by tossing in 29 excellent sets as compared to the latter’s 14.
    
The setback negated the Lady Blazers’ middle hitter Ranya Musa’s eight blocks which was the team’s bright spot of the match.
    
Matet Pablo, the younger sister of Pocari Sweat skipper Myla, added 12 points, including three blocks, for St. Benilde, which fell in a tie with Technological Institure of Technology in last place in Group B at 0-2.
    
The Lady Red Spikers fared well than in last week’s straight sets loss to the Lady Chiefs, especially in the service department, as Cuevas accounted three of the team’s 10 aces, nearly matching the Lady Blazers’ four.
    
In men’s play, Marck Espejo finished with 17 points and four digs as defending champion Ateneo defeated St. Benilde, 25-13, 25-22, 25-22, to stretch its perfect run to four games.
    
Far Eastern Universitybeat University of Santo Tomas, 25-23, 25-23, 26-24.