Lady Chiefs overwhelm Lady Stags, get closer to NCAA Crown


In an exciting thriller match, Lady Chiefs turned down Lady Stags, 18-25, 25-16, 25-11, 26-28, 15-13, in the NCAA women’s Volleyball match on 10th February, Friday at The Arena in San Juan in order to reclaim the NCAA Crown owned two year back.

By winning twice in a row, Lady Chiefs defused the Lady Stags’ thrice-to-beat advantage in the Finals. This win-once advantage, the Arellano might end up the series on Tuesday in the Game 3 at The Arena.

The win also spoiled the Most Valuable Player award of San Sebastian College star Grethcel Soltones, when the Lady Chiefs pushed the once thrice-to-beat Lady Stags on the edge of another championship crumble.

Lady Chiefs head coach Obet Javier believes the team need to make up for the pedestrian game of star opposite hitter Jovielen Prado who contrived for her 13 points.

“We can see that she was really rattled, fortunately for us the game still went our way,” said Javier. “She committed too many errors, both on the offensive and defensive ends, and if we look at it most of the opponents’ points were from her attempts.”

Prado tied the 5th set at 12-12 but she quickly notched a point to give San Sebastian a lead of one point 13-12. However, Arellano with keeping its composure tight broke the 13-all deadlock with Regine Arocha’s off speed. Arocha completed at seven points and came alive in the clutch for Lady Chiefs through 14th point in the fifth set.

Rialen Sante led Arellano with 15 points while Grethcel Soltones had a game-high 26 points for San Sebastian in the loss.