HOPE Christian College and University of Santo Tomas sustained their top form and toppled their respective rivals to complete a sweep of their respective divisions at the close of the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League Season 11 eliminations over the weekend at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
The Hope Christian spikers held off Kings’ Montessori School, 25-16, 21-19, to gain the top seed in Pool A, while the UST tossers downed St. Scholastica’s College, 25-10, 21-19, then repulsed the Angelicum College squad, 25-21, 25-18, to match HCS’ 4-0 output in Pool B.
National University completed its fightback from a three-set loss to UST in the opener with a sweep of its last three matches, including a 25-21, 25-14 romp over MGC New Life Christian Academy to clinch the second and last semis berth in Pool B.
De La Salle-Zobel took the other semis slot in Pool A with a 3-1 mark.
Defending champion Hope Christian faces NU, while UST takes on DLS-Zobel in the crossover semis with the winners disputing the crown and a berth in the Tournament of Champions slated early next year.
Champions of the various regional eliminations and guest teams from Australia and New Zealand are seeing action in the event Jan. 13 to 17 also at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
Already booked to the Tournament of Champions are University of San Jose-Recoletos, Central Philippine University, Leyte National High School and Angeles University Foundation, which topped their respective eliminations.
The Mindanao eliminations of the tournament backed by Mikasa, Asics, Tune Hotel, Burlington, BioFresh, Food Health and Science Magazine will be held Nov. 14 to 17 in Davao, the Northern Luzon leg will be played Nov. 21 24 in Baguio, while the Southern Luzon event is set Nov. 27 to 30 in Imus City, Cavite.