EAC takes on San Beda, Perpetual battles St. Benilde in NCAA volleyball Final Four
Howard Mojica and the Generals are looking to book a return trip to the finals. Dante Peralta

TWICE-to-beat squads Emilio Aguinaldo College and Perpetual Help try finish off their semifinal rivals quick and set up a title showdown as NCAA volleyball Final Four fires off on Friday at The Arena in San Juan City.

The Generals tackle the San Beda red Lions, who clinched the last spot in the semifinals with a 25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22 win over the Arellano University Chiefs last Tuesday.

The match starts at 12 p.m. before the Altas face off with the St. Benilde Blazers at 2 p.m.

EAC clinched the top seeding by besting Perpetual Help, 21-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-19, and sending the latter to No. 2 and a tough duel with St. Benilde, last year's losing finalist which wound up with the No. 3 seed.

The Generals are expect to again rely heavily on reigning MVP Howard Mojica, who dropped 30 hits in the last match against Perpetual Help.

"He's our source of strength," said EAC coach Rodrigo Palmero.

In women's action, defending champion Arellano and St. Benilde collide in a knockout match for the right to play San Sebastian in the finals.

The Lady Blazers turned back the Lady Altas, 16-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-21, on Tuesday in the first phase of the stepladder semis.

San Sebastian clinched an outright finals seat after sweeping the elimination round with nine wins that also earned it a thrice-to-beat advantage, or a virtual 1-0 lead in a best-of-five series.

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