REIGNING men's title-holder Perpetual Help vented its ire on last year's finals foe Emilio Aguinaldo, hacking out an emphatic 25-23, 25-19, 25-15 victory on Tuesday to get back on track in the NCAA Season 92 volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City.
Rey Taneo came through big with 13 hits, nine off spikes and four on blocks, to go with superb digs and receptions on defense while brother Relan did the facilitating with 30 excellent sets to send the Generals to their fourth straight loss.
In women's play, Perpetual Help routed EAC, 25-15, 25-17, 25-18, to nail its first win after dropping its first two games to reigning titlist St. Benilde and San Beda.
The Lady Generals fell to 0-3 (win-loss).
In juniors' action, EAC rallied from a set down to pull the rug from under defending champion Perpetual Help, 25-23, 19-25, 23-25, 25-21, 17-15, to seize the solo lead with a perfect 3-0 record.
Ederson Rebusora unleashed a match-best 24 points while Ceejay Hicap, Dan Andrei Abardo, Francis Casas and Ralph Pitogo contributed 13, 13, 13 and 12, respectively, to also avenge the Brigadiers' heartbreaking finals defeat to the Junior Altas a season back.
Games on Thursday
(Filoil Flying V Center)
8 a.m.- San Beda vs San Sebastian (jrs)
9:30 a.m.- San Beda vs San Sebastian (m)
11 a.m.- San Beda vs San Sebastian (w)
12:30 p.m.- Letran vs Arellano U (w)
2 p.m.- Letran vs Arellano (m)
3:30 p.m.- Letran vs Arellano (jrs)