College of Saint Benilde defeated San Sebastian College 25-17, 25-16, 25-14 Friday to advance to the final 4 in NCAA women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Rachel Anne Austero and Klarissa Abriam presided over the easy win, combining for 24 points as the Lady Blazers claimed their seventh win against a loss, a share of second with the San Beda Lady Red Spikers and a semifinals spot..
There awaits Arellano University, the reigning champion who is on the cusp of sweeping the elimination round with a pristine 8-0 record, and San Beda, last year’s losing finalist.
The Lady Blazers will try to cap their preliminary campaign with a triumph over ousted Mapua on Monday.
The Lady Stags slipped from a share of fourth spot with the Perpetual Help Lady Altas (4-2) to joint fifth with the Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers (4-4).
In an early game, Lyceum walloped Emilio Aguinaldo College 25-17, 25-16, 27-25, in women’s play while its men’s team downed EAC 21-25, 25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 15-11, both non-bearing games.
EAC surprised LPU, 27-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-16, to remain in the magic four with a 5-4 card in the juniors’ category.
The Junior Pirates absorbed their second defeat against six wins to slip to No. 3.
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