QUEZON CITY – Defending champion Rizal Technological University and Centro Escolar University continued to stamp their class over the rest of the field in the 15th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) Women’s Volleyball Tournament with big wins Monday (February 22) at the New Era University Gym. Both varsities now tote similar 4-0 win-loss cards to pace the seven-team field.
RTU opened the day’s program with a four-set escape against AMA University. Scores were 25-13, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-15.
On the other hand, CEU had it much easier as they handed Saint Clare College of Caloocan their second loss in three games. The Lady Scorpions won in three sets, 25-12, 25-15 and 25-10.
Season host New Era University stayed within distance of the leaders by trouncing still-winless Philippine Christian University Lady Dolphins in straight sets, 25-14, 28-26 and 25-8. The Huntresses are at solo Third Place with two victories in three outings.
The lone match in the Men’s Division saw New Era making it a double celebration as the Hunters squashed the Dolphins for their first win after dropping their first two assignments, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-15. The top four teams in the Women’s and Men’s Divisions will advance to the knockout crossover semifinals next month with the survivors meeting in the best-of-three championship series.
NAASCU volleyball action will continue at the New Era Gym on Wednesday (February 24) with three more games in the Women’s Division and one in the Men’s Division. First game starts at 9:00 AM.