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CSB, Perpetual register respective second wins



Perennial contenders De La Salle College of Saint Benilde Blazers and University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas breezed through their respective opponents, to claim their second wins of the ongoing NCAA men’s volleyball tournament, Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

CSB survived an error-filled match to pull off a tight straight sets victory over Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights, 25-23 25-23 25-17. The Blazers flat-out dominated the opponent in attacks, 50-29, but committing 31 errors made it hard for the last year’s runners-up to secure the win convincingly. Nevertheless, Team Captain Johnvic De Guzman and his team got their second straight win. De Guzman had 17 points to lead all Blazers, while Isaah Arda chipped in 14 markers. Bobby Gatdula was the lone Knight in double figures with 12.

The Scores:

CSB (3)De Guzman 17, Arda 14, Jordan 8, Orian 8, Etrone 7, Deximo 1, Bacani 1, Coming 0, Garcia 0, Magsino 0, Dy (L)

CSJL (0) – Gatdula 12, Reyes 7, Hernandez 3, Sarmiento 2, Eusebio 2, Alilio 2, Exconde 2, Dichoso 1, Enano 1 (L)

Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times CSB, Perpetual register respective second wins

In the last match of the day, Perpetual made short work of Mapua to remain unscathed in the season. The Altas got their second win in a row, 25-13 25-22 25-19. It was pretty tight battle in terms of the scoring skills with the Altas getting ahead on attacks and serves, 35-30 and 5-1, respectively. The Cardinals had an 8-5 edge on blocks. However, Mapua committed 30 errors, which ultimately sealed their doom. Allan Jay Salañan was the only Altas in double digits with 12, but his teammates provided ample support led by Jr Tanteo with 9. Sam Damian had 11 markers to pace the Cardinals, while Anjo Pertierra had 6 points off the bench, 4 of them on blocks.

The Scores:

UPHSD (3)Salanan 12, Taneo 9, Castel 8, Doliente 8, Abcede 5, Catipay 2, Ytorzaita 1, Kalingking (L)

MIT (0) – Damian 11, Cuzon 9, Pertierra 6, Almalel 4, Bagalay 4, Bermejo 3, Navera 2, Canlas (L)



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