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Pirates stop 3-game skid with comeback win over Golden Stags

The Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates bounced back from an 0-2 hole to upend the San Sebastian College-Recoletos Golden Stags, 24-26, 20-25, 26-24, 25-20, 15-13, and ended their slide, Sunday morning at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Jhonel Badua paced the crew with 23 points off 20 attacks, while fellow outside hitter Joeward Presnede finally broke out with 20 markers to steer the ship.

The Intramuros-based actually led by 18-10 and went to the set point at 24-18 in that first frame, but reception problems caused them the 1-0 initiative.

The same problems haunted the Pirates, as they were almost swept. Nonetheless, they were able to convert in transition and a strong hit from Presnede at 25-24 gave them lease at life after winning the third set.

The Stage once more took the early 4-0 advantage in the fifth set, before timely blocks from Diego Ilano and points from their open hitters slowly gave Lyceum the leverage.

Team captain and setter Siegfred Uy-Corral shared that the team has faced some tough challenges over the course of the season. He said, “At the start of the season, 14 po kami. Ngayon, 10 na lang po kami. Nagkaroon po kasi ng problems and injuries.”

Nonetheless, the senior playmaker was pleased that they finally clinched another win after 10 days. “Sobrang nakakagaan ng loob. Iniisip ko na kanina na, ‘Grabe, ‘pag natalo kami rito, sweep pa,” he said.

“Lumamang lang kami siguro sa puso at spirit kanina,” the skipper added.

All spikers from the Stags posted double-digit outputs with Jahir Ibrahim finishing with 18. However, it was not enough for a second straight win.

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Lyceum (2-5) will try to finish the season strong as they face the Emilio Aguinaldo College (2-4) on Wednesday, January 31. San Sebastian (2-5) will battle the San Beda College (5-2) on Tuesday, January 30.

The Scores:

LPU 3 – Badua 23, Presnede 20, Ilano 14, Lajara 7, Samonte 7, Uy Corral 4, Rubio 1, Saporna 0, Estranero L.

SSCR 2 – Ebrahim 18, Eugenio 14, Eusebio 13, Lana 11, Ronato 10, Lazaro 4, Toledo 0, Campuspos 0, Ongque A 0, Ongque AC L, Enano L.

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