HOPE Christian College won, 25-13, 25-23, over De La Salle-Zobel at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium recently to stretch its win run to three and move closer to the semifinal round in the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League Season 11.
Defending champion Hope Christian is in the solo lead in Pool A, while University of Santo Tomas seized control of Pool B after its second straight win, a 25-16, 25-10 rout of MGC New Life Christian Academy.
Kings’ Montessori School waylaid Jubilee Christian Academy, 25-16, 25-12, for a 1-1 card in Pool A while National University booked its second straight win after dropping its opening day game to UST with a 25-10, 25-17 romp over St. Scholastica’s College.
Hope Christian tries to formalize its stint in the semifinals as it goes for win No. 4 against King’s Montessori at 3 p.m. on Friday.
UST also seeks a third straight win as it clashes with St. Scho at 5 p.m. after the 4 p.m. match between Angelicum College (1-1) and MGC New Life Christian Academy (0-2) in the tournament sponsored by Shakey’s and backed by Mikasa, Asics, Tune Hotel, Burlington, BioFresh, Food Health and Science Magazine. Winless teams Miriam College and Jubilee Christian Academy collide at 6 p.m.
The event serves as one of the eight regional tournaments, with the winners advancing to the Tournament of Champions featuring guest teams from Australia and New Zealand.
Already booked in the finale set Jan. 13-17, 2004, also at NAS, are University of San Jose-Recoletos, Central Philippine University, Leyte National High School and Angeles University Foundation, which topped their respective elimination events.
The Mindanao eliminations will be held Nov. 14 to 17 in Davao, the Northern Luzon leg will be played Nov. 21 to 24 in Baguio, while the Southern Luzon meet is set Nov. 27 to 30 in Imus City, Cavite.