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Arellano turns back JRU for 4-0 record in NCAA volleyball

Posted: January 16, 2018

By abs cbn News

Arellano University wins its fourth straight win to keep a tight hold of the lead. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports


MANILA, Philippines – Defending champion Arellano University fended off the upset bid of Jose Rizal University (JRU), 25-11, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16, to remain unbeaten in the NCAA Season 93 women's volleyball tournament on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Regine Arocha fired 20 points and Jovielyn Prado had 17 markers to lead the way for Arellano. Three other Lady Chiefs also contributed double-digits as they came up with their fourth consecutive victory.

Arellano remains comfortably at the top of the league standings.

"I'm happy that we won, but I'm still concerned because we have some issues, like our reception," said Arellano coach Obet Javier.

Javier is hopeful that they can extend their winning streak and eventually sweep the single-round elimination as they tackle Lyceum of the Philippines University next Sunday.

"We're targeting it (the sweep), but we'd also like to take it one game at a time, starting with Lyceum," he said.

Shola Alvarez scored 19 points to lead the Lady Bombers, but she alone could not match the Lady Chiefs' firepower.

JRU dropped to 2-2 in the women's tournament.

The Arellano Chiefs likewise remained unbeaten in the men's division, securing its fourth win at JRU's expense, 25-18, 21-25, 25-14, 25-22.

The Heavy Bombers have now lost four straight matches.




Chiefs remain unscathed, rally past Heavy Bombers

Posted: January 16, 2018



The Arellano University Chiefs stayed on pace for the top spot in the NCAA Season 93 Men’s Volleyball standings after outmuscling the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, 25-18, 21-25, 25-14, 25-22, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

After a second-set hiccup, the Chiefs regained composure after a reminder from head coach Sherwin Meneses.

“Sabi ko lang sa kanila na hindi puwedeng bigla na lang kami nagre-relax ng ganoon kasi importante lahat ng laban namin. Kailangan focused kami lagi,” said Meneses.

Arellano then dominated the last two sets, grabbing early leads in both and never looking back. Last season’s semifinalists outclassed their foes with steady blocking, netting 15 to JRU’s eight, and serving, delivering eight aces to the Bombers’ two.

“Sana magtuloy-tuloy lang ‘yung ganitong laro namin kasi alam din namin na pahirap ng pahirap ‘yung mga laban namin this season,” Meneses added.

Kevin Liberato torched the Bombers with 16 points built on eight attacks, seven blocks, and an ace while Christian Segovia added 11 points which includes four rejections.

Arellano (3-0) stakes their perfect start on Sunday when they face the Lyceum of the Philippines University (0-2) at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Wenjo Lahaylahay led JRU with 10 points while Herman Salazar and Raymark Francisco managed nine markers, apiece.

The Bombers (0-4) take on the undefeated Univeristy of Perpetual Help System DALTA (3-0) also on Sunday.

The Scores

AU (3) – Liberato 16, Segovia 11, Lapuz 10, Dela Paz 6, Meneses 6, Soriano 5, Cabillan 4, Liberato J. 2, Domingo 1, Arellano 0, Caccam 0, Blanco (L), Esguerra (L)

JRU (1) – Lahaylahay 10, Francisco 9, Salazar 9, Rabaja 6, Soriano 6, Cruz 2, Cebrero 1, Sulivas 1, Ferwelo 0, Defensor (L), Flor (L)