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NCAA volleyball: Lady Bombers survive Lady Stags in 5-setter

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By Waylon Galvez

Games Friday

(The Arena, San Juan)

8:30 a.m. – Letran vs EAC (Junior’s)
10 a.m. – Letran vs EAC (Men’s)
12 noon – Letran vs EAC (Women’s)
2 p.m. – Lyceum vs St. Benilde (Women’s)
3:30 p.m. – Lyceum vs St. Benilde (Men’s)
5 p.m. – Lyceum vs St. Benilde (Junior’s)

Jose Rizal University needed five sets to bring down San Sebastian College-Recoletos 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 15-8 Thursday in NCAA Season 95 volleyball at The Arena in San Juan.

JRU No. 8 Riza Rose and San Sebastian No. 19 Sherielyn Bigata. (NCAA Photo)

JRU No. 8 Riza Rose and San Sebastian No. 19 Sherielyn Bigata. (NCAA Photo)

Dolly Verzosa led the Lady Bombers with 21 points and 20 digs in a match that lasted two hours and three minutes.

Verzosa said they are determined to get back to the semifinal round this season following a breakthrough Final Four stint two years ago behind MVP and graduate Shola Alvarez.

Bata pa ang mga teammates ko so kailangan kong mag-step up,” said Verzosa. “As captain, kailangang maging matured ako.”

Sydney Niegos also came through for the Lady Bombers with 13 points, while Riza Rose contributed 12 and libero Angel Aquino 13 digs and seven receptions.

The Mandaluyong-based team had 14 blocks, with Niegos and Rose combining for nine.

Shane Requierme tallied 17 hits, 18 digs and 11 receptions for the Lady Stags.

In the men’s division, June Laxina collected 12 points while Lester Villaceran chipped in 11 hits as the Heavy Bombers kicked off their own campaign with a masterful 25-14, 27-25, 25-14 win over the Stags.

In juniors play, the Staglets, behind Jessie Rubin’s 16 points, turned back the Light Bombers 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 for their first win.

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