UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help dominated San Beda College, 25-12, 25-17, 25-23, to gain a share of the early lead in the NCAA Season 93 men’s volleyball tournament on Thursday at The Arena in San Juan.
Skipper Rey Taneo finished with 14 points for UPH, while Ronniel Rosales added 12 as the Altas bagged their second win in as many games for a three-way tie with defending champion College of St. Benilde and Arellano University.
UPH coach Sammy Acaylar admitted that his wards exceeded his expectations.
"Some of them are very young so hindi ko in-expect na they will be performing this well,” he said. “Pinag-aralan talaga namin 'yung kalaban. Sabi ko din sa team ko na let the other team na ma-intimidate sa atin kasi Perpetual tayo and we have that reputation sa volleyball.”
Mark Enciso made 13 for SBC, which dropped to 1-1 tied with Emilio Aguinaldo College, Mapua, San Sebastian College.
Meanwhile, CSB bested Lyceum, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18.
Team captain Isaah Arda had 15 points, while Owen Bacani chipped in 12.
Joeward Presnede made 10 markers for Lyceum.