MANDALUYONG CITY – The semifinal round of both the Women’s and Men’s Divisions of the National Capital Region Universities and Colleges of Luzon Athletic Association (NCRUCLAA) got underway Tuesday (March 28) at the Rizal Technological University Gym. Four squads maintained their perfect records as they took the openers of their respective best-of-three series.
The De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Lady Patriots swept away home side RTU Lady Thunder in three sets, 25-19, 25-16 and 26-24. Meanwhile, the Technological Institute of the Philippines Lady Engineers dropped the opening set but recovered to take the next three versus Philippine Merchant Marine School, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22 and 25-13.
The results were the exact opposite over in the Men’s Division as the Blue Thunder swamped the Patriots, 25-22, 25-17 and 27-25. The Mariners also made up for the Lady Mariners’ loss by defeating National College of Business and Arts, 27-25, 25-14 and 25-23.
Game Two of all four series will be played on Thursday (March 30) at the Ugnayang La Salle inside the DLSU-D campus starting at 9:00 AM. If needed, Game Three will be on Saturday (April 1) at a venue to be determined.