By Waylon Galvez

Games Wednesday

(The Arena, San Juan)

8:30 a.m. – Perpetual vs Arellano (Jrs)
10 a.m. – Perpetual vs Arellano (Men’s)
12 noon – Perpetual vs Arellano (Women’s)
2 p.m. – Letran vs Mapua (Women’s)
3:30 p.m. – Letran vs Mapua (Men’s)
5 p.m. – Letran vs Mapua (Jrs)

Lyceum of the Philippines University earned its second straight win with a dominant 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 victory against Emilio Aguinaldo College Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 at The Arena in San Juan.

Rookie Venice Puzon finished with 15 excellent sets and added four service aces, Joy Onofre scored 13 points, Monica Sevilla had 11 points and Alexandra Rafael added 10 points for the Lady Pirates who improved to 2-3.

The victory enhanced Lyceum’s chances of making the Final Four after climbing to fifth place with a week left in the eliminations.

LPU is eyeing its first-ever semifinal round appearance since joining the NCAA in 2011.

But coach Emil Lontoc said there’s no reason for them to make crucial mistakes at this point.

“Ang schedule game naming, masyadong napalaban kami kaagad sa top four (to start the elimination round). Sunod-sunod kaagad iyon, yung No. 1 (Arellano), yung No. 2 (CSB),” said Lontoc.

“Yung No. 3 (San Beda), na-postponed iyon. Pero maganda na rin iyon kasi makakalaban namin yun sa last game.”
Cathrine Almazan had 12 points, while Lauren Cabrera contributed nine markers for EAC which dropped to 0-4.

EAC’s men’s and junior’s teams, meanwhile, kept their respective records intact after sweeping the LPU.

Danrich Melad scored 21 points to power the Generals against the Pirates, 25-20, 25-23, 25-17, while Mhar Miranda and Dominic Puentespina each scored 16 points to lead the Brigadiers in a 25-18, 26-28, 25-22, 25-17 conquest of the Junior Pirates.

Source: Manila Bulletin