LYCEUM looks to ride the momentum of a big win over titleholder St. Benilde when it takes on struggling Mapua on Wednesday in the women's division of the 92nd NCAA volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The Lady Pirates brought down the St. Benilde Lady Blazers in five sets last week for their third win in four starts and now look to rise to joint third.
"All we want is respect, that's why we work and play hard," said LPU coach Emil Lontoc.
Cherilyn Sindayen has been leading the way for LPU with an average of 14 hits an outing, while Czarina Pauline Orros and La Rainne Fabay have been averaging 10 points.
Mapua is looking to score a win after five straight losses.
A win in the 10 a.m. match will give Lyceum a share of third spot with Arellano U (4-1) behind solo leader San Sebastian (6-0) and No. 2 St. Benilde (5-1).
San Beda (4-2) and Letran (0-5) collide in the other match at 11:30 a.m.
In men's action, San Beda (5-1) guns for the solo lead as it clashes with Letran (1-4) at 1 p.m. while LPU (2-2) and Mapua (2-3) face off at 8:30 a.m. while Letran (1-4).