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Lady Pirates turn back Lady Altas, stretch unbeaten NCAA run

MANILA: Lyceum of the Philippines University rallied past Perpetual Help, 25-21, 24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11, to gain a share of the lead in the NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball tournament at FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on Saturday.

Janeth Tulang delivered 18 attacks and two aces for the Lady Pirates, who joined the College of Saint Benilde Lady Blazers and the Letran Lady Knights on top at 4-0.

Joan Doguna and Johna Denise Dolorito finished with 19 points; Hiromi Osada added eight points, three on blocks; and skipper Venice Puzon made 16 excellent digs and 20 sets for the Cromwell Garcia-mentored Lady Pirates.

Reigning Most Valuable Player Mary Rhose Dapol scored 35 points — 33 on attacks — but can’t give the win to Perpetual, which fell to 2-2.

In men’s play, Perpetual easily discarded Lyceum, 25-16, 25-17, 25-15, to stay unbeaten at 4-0 along with Emilio Aguinaldo College.

Action will continue on Sunday with San Sebastian College facing Arellano University at 9 a.m. (men’s) and 11:30 a.m.

Letran and Saint Benilde will square off at 2 p.m. (women’s), followed by the men’s tussle at 5 p.m.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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