Lady Altas fight back from a set down to beat Lady Knights and boost Final Four bid
Lourdes Clemente and three other Perpetual Help players score in double figures. Clemyl dela Cruz

UNIVERSITY of Perpetual remained on track for the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament, beating Letran, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-10, on Friday at The Arena in San Juan.

The Lady Altas improved to 6-2 in third spot behind Arellano University (8-1) and San Beda College (7-1), who have earlier secured semifinal berths.

Cindy Imbo scored 18 points, skipper Maria Tripoli added 17 and Lourdes Clemente and Jowie Albert each had 11 markers for the Lady Altas.

“After ng first set sinabi ko sa kanila na, ‘Hindi pwedeng ganyan ang ilalaro natin, hindi tayo mananalo sa kanila. Kung gusto nating umabot sa top four kailangang sisiguruhin natin ang galaw natin, kailangan umayos tayo ng laro,’” said Perpetual Help coach Macky Cariño. 

“Ayun, pagdating naman ng second, third and fourth nag-respond naman sila,” he added.

The Lady Altas, who needed an hour and 32 minutes to finish the match, capitalized on the Lady Knights’ poor receptions with 19 service aces.

Glayssa Torres and Marie Simborio scored 12 points apiece for Letran (3-6).

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