The reigning NCAA champs, Arellano University Lady Chiefs easily breezed past the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Lady Radicals in straight sets 25-17, 25-6, 25-12 in their opening match of the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying-V Arena.
Arellano fielded all of their players and each of their scoring players recorded at least a point. The towering CJ Rosario put in a yeoman’s day of work, recording 10 points, the game-high. Arellano simply outclassed the SCUAA standouts in every facet of volleyball, generating a staggering 35-15 spiking advantage as well as a 13-1 service aces gap. The Lady Radicals only held leads early in each of the set then suddenly fell apart when the Legarda-based squads got their juices flowing.
Arellano’s second middle blocker, Shirley Salamagos garnered seven points while Menchie Tubeira and Nikka Carino each managed six markers. Arellano’s guest players, Mina Aganon and Lilet Mabbayad, received limited playing time. Still Aganon contributed four markers while Lilet Mabbayad put up two points, both coming off block kills.
PUP guest player, Fritz Joy Gallenero dished out six points while their other gargantuan guest player, Lourdes Clemente earned three markers, off two blocks and an attack.
The Arellano Lady Chiefs lock horns with the FEU Lady Tams in the final match of July 19, Sunday while PUP faces fellow state-university, UP Lady Maroons in the last match on July 18.
Arellano (3) – Rosario 10, Salamagos 7, Tubiera 6, Carino 6, Henon 5, Sagun 4, Aganon 4, Ramirez 4, Mabbayad 2, Calixto 2, Legacion 2, Prado 1, Ibasa (L), Galang (L)
PUP (0) – Gallenero 6, Romo 4, Clemente 3, Quintana 3, Alvaro 1, Marinoico 1, Araño 0, Rebustillo (L), Tenorio (L)