SAN Sebastian College avoided a meltdown against Lyceum of the Philippines University, scoring a 25-12, 25-21, 17-25, 22-25, 15-9 win to start its NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball campaign on a winning note on Monday at the Arena in San Juan City.
SSC slipped after taking a two-set lead, allowing the Lady Pirates to force a decider before the Roger Gorayeb-coached squad recovered, with Nikka Dalisay, Shannai Requierme and Joyce Sta. Rita leading the way.
Dalisay unloaded 21 points built on 18 kills, two service aces and a block and made 13 digs as San Sebastian completed the win in one hour and 56 minutes.
Requierme delivered 19 hits, while team captain Sta. Rita contributed 12 markers.
Rocelyn Hongria scored 19 for Lyceum, while Bien Juanillo had 10 points and Cherilyn Sindayen added nine.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran, meanwhile, made short work of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-23, 25-21, 25-16.
Mariel Larioque had 10 spikes and finished with 12 points for the Lady Knights.
Chamberlaine Cunada chipped in nine hits and made 16 digs, while skipper added Miracle Mhae Mendoza added eight points. Libero Julia Angeles had 24 digs and 10 excellent sets.
San Sebastian and Letran joined opening day winners San Beda University and defending champion Arellano University on top of the standings.
SSC-R plays Mapua on Friday at 12 p.m., while the Letran battles College of St. Benilde at 2 p.m.
Jaylene May had 13 points to lead the Lady Generals, while Mecca Magsino and Kenneth Deanne Reyes added eight hits apiece.
The Lady Generals take on Perpetual Help (0-1) on Thursday at 12 p.m., while the Lyceum Lady Pirates also try to bounce back on the same day battling Jose Rizal University (0-1) at 2 p.m.