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San Beda catches fire

Gene Beatrice A. Micaller



San Beda University bucked a slow start to dominate Letran College, 24-26, 25-19, 25-17, 25-17, in Season 95 National Collegiate Athletic Association women’s volleyball tournament yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Veteran Ces Racraquin delivered an impressive performance for the Red Spikers, who cruised to their third straight win in the country’s oldest collegiate tournament.

Racraquin registred 17 attacks, three aces and two blocks to finish with 22 points to help San Beda build momentum in the second set en route to the impressive victory.

“We had a slow start, but the players adjusted in the succeeding sets to give us the win” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino, whose wards pulled away in the fourth set where they established a 10-point lead, 13-3.

The players had lapses on both ends, but it’s good that they were able to pick up the tempo at the right time, especially in the fourth set.

Nemesio said they just stuck to their game plan while making some key adjustments down the stretch.

“We just have to learn to easily adjust based on the game plan of the opposing team,” Gavino said.

“We know that it’s the only way for us to win.”

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