Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Nieza Viray’s all-around wares power San Beda Lady Red Spikers to NCAA 95 semis

San Beda University caught the last semifinals bus in the NCAA Season 95 Women’s Volleyball Tournament after pummeling Mapua University in a lopsided manner, 25-19, 25-17, 25-19, Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Behind the 17-point, 12-dig double-double performance of Nieza Viray, the Lady Red Spikers hardly broke a sweat while belting the Lady Cardinals with a straight-set whipping that lasted for 67 minutes.

Thanks to the open hitter’s all-around brilliance, they rose to 6-2 to firm up their position in the next phase, joining St. Benilde, Arellano, and Perpetual in the semis cast.

“At least na secure na namin ‘yung Final Four, so kailangan namin mas maging hungrier pa kasi papalapit na ‘yung semis eh,” said San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino Jr.

“Mas maganda kasi nakikita ko ‘yung mga bata, talagang napupursigi so maganda sa amin ‘yun. ‘Yung morale nila mataas tapos ‘yung maturity sa game nandiyan,” he added.

San Beda captain Cesca Racraquin and Kim Manzano also left their imprint on the all-important match. The former hammered down all of her 12 points through attacks, while the latter anchored above the net with four of her 11 markers coming from blocks.

Lynne Matias glued things together for the Lady Red Spikers. She tossed up 14 excellent sets, cranking up her side’s offensive machine that dismantled Mapua in the attacking department, 44 to 20.

San Beda also shut down the Lady Cardinals with its net defense, limiting the opposition below double-digit.

Lorraine Barias and Mae Fernandez topped Mapua with seven markers each for the Lady Cardinals, who fell down to the cellar with a dismal 1-7 slate.

#ReadMore  Mighty Sports survives tough Homenetmen test to clinch Group A lead

San Beda tries to jockey for better positioning when it collides with Lyceum on Friday, February 14. On the same day, Mapua seeks to end its campaign on a high note when it faces St. Benilde. Both matches will be held at the same venue.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


Reloading for the 2021 volleyball season, PLDT Home Fibr picked up four players from the free agency pool.  The Power Hitters unveiled through its...

Bandwagon Wire

In a rollercoaster year, the Philippine Volleyball community shone, despite not playing on the taraflex. This, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the country...


Physical was the three-game epic San Beda and Letran had in the NCAA Season 95 Seniors Basketball Finals. Bodies were all over the floor...


Evan Nelle finally broke his silence about his sudden departure from San Beda University.  And the former Red Lion did not mince his words,...


The future is starting to look bright for De La Salle University.  The Green Spikers have secured the commitment of one of the brightest...


Baser Amer has been one of the most loyal products the San Beda basketball program has ever produced. But he admitted that he almost...


Northport head coach Pido Jarencio and Letran mentor Bonnie Tan joined SMC director Alfrancis Chua in denouncing the comments made by Gilas Pilipinas program...


The 10 member schools of the National Collegiate Athletic Association have banded together in the country’s fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Spearheaded by...