Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Red-hot Lady Spikers devour error-prone Lady Pirates

The San Beda College Lady Red Spikers capitalized on Lyceum of the Philippines University Lady Pirates’ off-colored play and dominated the latter in three sets, 29-27, 25-13, 25-14, to remain unblemished in the NCAA Season 92 Women’s Volleyball tournament, Monday afternoon at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The two school duked it out in the opening set, but it is apparent that Lyceum was having problems on the first ball: service reception and service.

With better conversion off transition plays, the Bedans finished the grueling opener to their advantage.

It was all Lady Red Spikers from there, pouncing on the opponents’ faulty reception rally in and rally out.

San Beda only produced 26 attacks off 89 attempts, but the Lady Pirates were more wasteful, finishing just 19 of the 91 spike tries. Moreover, most of these hits turned into errors.

Lyceum amassed 41 miscues in the short three-setter match, even making it more difficult for them to even stand a chance against San Beda.

Cesca Racraquin led the pride both in offense and in defense with 11 points, seven digs, and five excellent receptions. Team skipper Becca Cuevas aided 23 of the 26 San Beda attacks.

Cherilyn Sindayen and Christine Miralles paced the Lady Pirates with 6 markers each.

Cuevas shared that in order to pull off the win, San Beda just played more consistently. “Mininimize lang namin yun errors namin. Mas tinibayan namin yung depensa at yung opensa,” she said.

The captain also said that they still have so much to work on especially in their net defense and quick plays. “Yung sa blocking namin. Especially ako, maliit, tsaka dun sa wings. Tapos hindi ko kasi masyadong nabibigyan yung gitna, so yun ang aayusin din namin,” she added.

#ReadMore  Letran overpowers Lyceum for second win

The Lady Red Spikers will take on the fellow undefeated San Sebastian Lady Stags on December 1, Thursday at 11 am. The Lady Pirates, on the other hand, will battle the reigning champions CSB Lady Blazers on Tuesday, December 6.

The Scores:

SBC (3) – Racraquin C. 11, Viray N. 9, Viray J. 7, Cuevas 4, Espiritu 3, Domingo 3, Manuel 1, Amador 0, Tannagan 0, Laguna 0, Garcia 0, Racraquin D. L.

LPU (0) – Sindayen 6, Miralles 6, Fabay 4, Genova 3, Orros 3, Sevilla 2, Hongria 1, Calugcungan 0, Tabunda 0, Carramanza L, Inton L.

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

You May Also Like


Thirty-six collegiate, club, and local government unit (LGU)-based teams will clash as the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) launches the Challenge Cup, starting on...


Inaugural Shakey’s Super League (SSL) National Invitationals champion De La Salle University and the rebuilding University of the Philippines will not participate in the...


Faida Bakanke displayed an inspirational performance as Far Eastern University dealt College of St. Benilde its first loss in the 2023 V-League Women’s Collegiate...


NCAA champion College of Saint Benilde and title contender Perpetual Help secured straight-set victories over Lyceum of the Philippines University and San Sebastian College,...


Perennial UAAP forces La Salle and Adamson rolled past their respective counterparts to complete a group sweep and march on to the quarterfinals of...


Mindanao pride, Jose Maria College Foundation (JMCF), pulled the rug from under NCAA bet Lyceum of the Philippines University with a stunning 24-26, 25-19,...


San Beda University is rebooting its women’s volleyball program. Set to lead the revamp is decorated head coach Edgar Barroga, who replaces Ariel Dela...


Two-time NCAA Best Setter, Venice Puzon, is joining PLDT in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League Invitational Conference, as announced by the team on Saturday...