SAN Beda College downed Lyceum University of the Philippines, 25-20, 25-18, 25-21, to grab a share of the lead in the 89th NCAA women's volleyball tournament.
Janine Marciano and Frances Molina carried the Red Spikers with 23 and 22 points, respectively.
"We improved on our conditioning and malaking tulong rin ang experience ng tatlo (Marciano, Molina and setter Robey Remigio) sa Shakey's V-League," said San Beda coach Jeorge Sucaldito.
SBC remained unbeaten after three games, matching the record of San Sebastian College and College of St. Benilde.
Jhemil Abadilla made 10 markers for LPU, which is winless in three outings.
Arellano defeated two-time defending champion University of Perpetual Help, 25-21, 22-25, 25-18, 8-25, 15-12, in the other women’s match.
Cristine Joy Rosario finished with 14 points for the Lady Chiefs, while Elaine Sagun and Menchie Tubiera added 12 and 11, respectively.
Arellano took advantage of Perpetual Help’s 41 team errors and improved to 3-1.
Reigning MVP Norie Jane Diaz scored 24 points, while Honey Tubino contributed 22 and Jamela Sayat had 12 for the Lady Altas, who hold a 2-2 card.
In men's action, San Beda College downed Lyceum, 25-23, 25-16, 25-19.
Lorenzo Capate and Gilbert Ablan finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively, for SBC.
Abrencillo Aram, Mark Joseph Aranda, Jerick Reyes and Jhonel Badua each had seven markers for the Pirates.
Perpetual turned back Arellano, 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 19-25, 15-11, for its second win.
Randean Abcede, Ricky Marcos and Arvin Migote combined for 45 points for the Altas (1-2).
Dan Carlo dela Cruz scored 18, Japen Pinar had 16 and Aldimal Waham 11 each for the Chiefs.