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UP blasts San Beda to stay in semis hunt



Tiebreaker Times UP blasts San Beda to stay in semis hunt News PVL SBC UP Volleyball  UP Women's Volleyball Sattriani Espiritu San Beda Women's Volleyball Rose Cailing Jeziela Viray Isa Molde Diana Carlos Arielle Estranero 2017 PVL Women's Collegiate Conference 2017 PVL Season

The University of the Philippines Lady Maroons remained in the running for a Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference semifinals spot after whipping the San Beda College Lady Red Spikers 25-16, 25-19, 25-20, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

UP barely faced any resistance throughout the match until the third set. The Lady Red Spikers surged ahead, 8-5, in the third set and threatened to extend the match. The ladies from Katipunan, however, quickly halted their rally and jumped in front permanently, 16-14, to close the match.

“Compared doon sa previous games namin, mas lumabas kanina ‘yung mga inaayos namin sa training. Kita namin ‘yung improvement. Siyempre, meron pa ring mistakes. Then again, na-apply namin sa games ‘yung mga ginagawa namin sa training,” said UP assistant coach Kat De Lara.

Skipper Diana Carlos led the Lady Maroons with 14 points while Isa Molde added 12.

The Lady Maroons face a must-win situation on September 30. The winner between them and the AU Lady Chiefs (3-1) moves on to the semis from Group B.

Sattriani Espiritu, Cesca Racraquin, and Jiezela Viray each managed six points for the Lady Red Spikers.

With a 2-2 record, the Lady Red Spikers need teams on the top of Group B to lose matches.

The Scores

UP (3) – Carlos 14, Molde 12, Dorog 9, Layug 7, Buitre 5, Cailing 2, Ramos 2, Gannaban 1, Rosier 1, Escutin 0, Estrañero (L), Thai (L)

SBC (0) – Espiritu 6, Racraquin 6, Viray J. 6, Cuevas 5, Viray N. 5, Paras 3, Manuel 0, Buno (L)

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Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.