Games Wednesday
(Filoil EcoOil Arena)
7:30 a.m. — LPU vs EAC (men)
10 a.m. — LPU vs EAC (women)
2 p.m. — CSB vs AU (women)
5 p.m. — CSB vs AU (men)

UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) played composed late in the game as it outlasted San Beda University, 20-25, 25-13, 22-25, 25-17, 15-6, Tuesday to resuscitate its Final Four hopes in NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball at the Filoil EcoOil Arena.

Trailing a set to two, the Lady Altas regrouped and seized the last two sets thanks to the high-scoring duo of Shai Omipon and reigning MVP Mary Rhose Dapol, who took turns in willing their team to their third win in five outings.

That catapulted the Las Piñas-based school back into the top four alongside Arellano University (AU).

College of St. Benilde (CSB) remained unflappable at No. 1 with a 5-0 record while Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) stayed close at No. 2 with an equally perfect 4-0 mark. San Juan de Letran University is at No. 3 with a 4-1 slate.

The result also came as a soothing balm to hurting UPHSD following its stinging 25-21, 24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11 defeat to LPU Saturday in a game where Ms. Dapol unleashed a 35-point juggernaut.

Although Ms. Dapol didn’t produce as much on this one, her contribution came when her team needed it most as the crisp-spiking hitter accounted for three of their last three hits that sealed the deal.

Crisp-hitting Angel Habacon was cherubic for San Beda as she wound up with a match-high 27 points.

It didn’t go their way though as the Red Spikers stumbled to 4-1. — Joey Villar