SAN Beda College got back on the winning track in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference with a 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22 win over College of St. Benilde on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.
Cesca Racraquin scored 15 points and Nieza Viray added 12 as San Beda bounced back from a loss to Arellano University. The Lady Red Spikers improved to 2-1 to tie Lady Chiefs in Group B.
“Malaking bagay para sa amin kasi sila ang No. 3 sa NCAA so natapatan namin sila, magandang motivation para sa amin na nakita namin na may chance na talunin namin talaga sila sa NCAA,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino Jr.
“’Yung disiplina ng mga bata at saka ang pagtatrabaho nila nag-wowork hard. Sa training pa lang namin ginagawa na namin kung papaano i-execute sa game,” he added.
The Lady Red Spikers struggled to close out the match and trailed by as many as seven points in the third set, before regaining composure in the fourth.
“Sabi ko sa kanila kailangan namin tapusin ’yung laro kasi sayang ang sinimulan namin,” said Gavino.
“‘Yung respond nila naging maganda naman, kung ano ang instruction na binibigay ko, ginagawa naman nila at naging maganda ang resulta,” he added.
It was a close contest in attacks with SBC having a slim advantage, 41-38, while the Lady Blazers had 15 blocks against just four by the Lady Red Spikers.
San Beda also had 10 service aces while St. Benilde had four.
Ranya Musa scored 21 for CSB, winless in two outings.
Marites Pablo, younger sister of Pocari Sweat star Myla, added 12 markers for the Lady Blazers.