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    Grethcel Soltones, Eroa seek beach volleyball tonic after Lady Stags' NCAA finals letdown

    Feb 17, 2017

    SAN Sebastian's Grethcel Soltones and Alyssa Eroa hope to accomplish what their team failed to do in indoor volleyball as the pair shoots for a four-peat in the NCAA Season 92 beach volleyball competitions set on Feb. 22-26 at the Lighthouse Marina in Subic Bay.

    Soltones, the three-time MVP in indoor volleyball, and Eroa, one of the best liberos in the country today, will backstop the same squad that beat San Beda's Viray twins Maria Jeziela and Maria Nieza, 14-21, 21-9, 15-6, in last year's finals.

    It was the Lady Stags third straight championship and a league-best six overall. And now they're going for more.

    "Grethcel (Soltones) and Alyssa (Eroa) will play," said San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb, a multi-titled coach in both indoor and beach.

    The duo wll have Daureen Santos as a reserve.

    San Sebastian hopes to win in beach volley to soothe the pain of blowing a thrice-to-beat finals advantage to eventual indoor winner Arellano University. 

    Soltones vows to go all out to move on from their heartbreaking stint with another beach volley title.

    "We'll go for it," said Soltones in Filipino.

    San Sebastian, however, is expected to face tough opposition again as it battles a vastly improved field headed by the talented Viray twins, who swept their way to finals and came a set away from winning it all but eventually fell shortin a thrilling come-from-behind three-set win for the Lady Stags.

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