(Rizal Memorial Coliseum)
10:00 a.m. –- EAC. vs UST
12:30 p.m. –- Adamson vs LPU
3:00 p.m. –- San Beda vs UP
5:30 p.m. –- NU vs Ateneo
San Sebastian College wrapped up its campaign in Pool B on a winning note after a quick work of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-13, 25-13, 25-21, in the Shakey’s Super League Collegiate Pre-season Championship at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.
The Lady Stags staved off the comeback attempt of the Lady Generals late in the third set for their lone victory in four outings.
Christina Marasigan landed the finishing blows for SSC-R from the service line, stringing back-to-back aces in the Lady Stags’ last three points that quelled EAC’s uprising that trimmed its four-point third set deficit to just 22-21.
Kath Santos finished with 10 points anchored on nine kills while Marasigan posted three of her eight markers in the third frame for SSC-R, which had its way in the first two frames.
“I have seen a lot of improvement from my players. At least my players, especially the rookies, were able to get valuable experience and exposure in this tournament,” said Lady Stags coach Roger Gorayeb.
The Lady Generals absorbed their second straight defeat.
Anne Formento finished with eight points while Rhoan Manlapaz and Krizza Reyes had seven markers each for EAC, which will march back into battle on Sunday against University of Sto. Tomas at 10:00 a.m.
Meanwhile, expect nothing but explosive action when reigning UAAP champion National University meets Ateneo de Manila University in the much-anticipated Pool C showdown on Sunday.
Game time is at 5:30 p.m.
UST and Lyceum of the Philippines University, on the other hand, look to punch tickets into the next round against separate foes in Pool B.
Both teams tote identical 2-0 win-loss slates and another win will secure their seats in the next phase of the competition where the top two teams after the group stage will be bracketed into two pools and will play another round of round-robin matches to determine their positions in the knockout quarterfinals.
The Lady Pirates will square off with Adamson University at 12:30 p.m. while University of the Philippines also seeks a berth into the second round in its Pool A encounter against winless San Beda University at 3:00 p.m.
Next-day broadcasts of games are available on IBC 13 every Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Solar Entertainment will also carry next-day airings every Sunday and Monday starting 8:00 p.m.
University of Perpetual Help punched a ticket into the next round after crushing Mapua University, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18, in Pool A.
The Lady Altas rebounded from a tough loss at the hands of University of the Philippines two weeks ago to finish the group stage with a 3-1 win-loss record.
Perpetual, which had a hard time shaking off the pesky Lady Cardinals in the first two sets, ignited a 7-1 blast to create a 16-8 cushion enough to keep Mapua at bay in the third frame.
“We made some adjustments in our matchup and reminded the team of our lapses and mistakes in the first two sets,” said Lady Altas head coach Sandy Rieta
Mary Rhose Dapol paced Perpetual, who came off a two-week break, with seven points coming off four attacks and three aces.
The Lady Cardinals slid to 1-2 card.