Mapua tests the mettle of unbeaten CSB today

UNBEATEN Lady Blazers face with equally tough Lady Cardinals. — SYNERGY/GMA NETWORK, INC.

COLLEGE of St. Benilde (CSB) sets out to sustain one of its best performances in its NCAA history as it clashes with an equally tough Mapua University in today’s Season 97 volleyball action at the Paco Arena.

After four impressive victories, the Lady Blazers have shown they are capable of gaining a crack at their second championship after their breakthrough triumph seven years back.

And their numbers speak for themselves as they either lead or are in the top three in statistical categories like spiking (first), blocking (third), digging (second), setting (first) and receiving (first).

Against the Lady Cardinals, who have dangerously lurked behind the league’s big guns with a solid 3-1 card, CSB coach Jerry Yee warned his charges they must come prepared and ready.

“Have to be prepared especially against their middles, try to execute properly,” said Mr. Yee, who was referring to Mapua’s most lethal weapon in Alyanna Nicole Ong, who leads all the league’s middle blockers in stats.

While CSB’s players will not win produce an MVP winner this season, it has shown cohesiveness anchored on the efficient and workmanlike foursome of Jhasmine Gayle Pascual, Jade Gentapa, skipper Francis Mycah Go and the flamboyant Michelle Gamit.

Meanwhile, Letran (1-4) and Arellano U (4-1) collide at 2:30 p.m. — Joey Villar

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