Arellano bows out, UP finishes V-League stint on high note
MANILA, Philippines – Arellano University bowed out of semifinals contention after succumbing to College of St. Benilde in 5 sets, 23-25, 25-27, 25-23, 25-23, 15-10, in the Shakey's V-League 12 Collegiate Conference on Sunday, September 6 at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The Lady Chiefs had a meltdown and dropped the last 3 sets after going up 2-0 as the Lady Blazers played spoiler for the semifinals race.
Jannine Navarro exploded for 31 points, including 26 attacks, in a massive upset of the NCAA champions. Jeanette Panaga added 10 points.
Menchie Tubiera led the fallen Lady Chiefs with 24 markers while Danna Henson and Cristine Joy Rosario contributed 13 points apiece.
Arellano, who gave up 44 errors in a match that could have secured them at least a playoff for the final four, walked away with a 3-4 carryover record.
Meanwhile, the rookie-laden University of the Philippines closed out its V-League stint on a positive note with a 25-19, 25-10, 25-18 sweep of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas on Sunday afternoon.
Rookies Isa Molde and Justine Dorog topscored for the Lady Maroons with 19 and 14 points, respectively.
Cherry Rose Nunang led the Lady Patriots with 8 points.
The conference's semifinals, which begins Saturday, September 12, will see the still undefeated Ateneo Lady Eagles square up against the UST Tigresses in a best-of-3 affair where the winner will advance to the finals.
The Lady Eagles kept their unbeaten record after overcoming the NU Lady Bulldogs, 15-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-23, on Saturday, September 5.
The FEU Lady Tamaraws and the Lady Bulldogs make up the other semifinals pairing for likewise fierce best-of-3 clash.
FEU outlasted UST on Saturday as well, 25-16, 19-25, 27-29, 25-15, 15-10, to secure its semifinals slot. – Rappler.com