CSB winning streak continues; LPU remains at No.2

Games Friday
(Filoil EcoOil Arena)
7:30 a.m. — Letran vs Mapua (men)
10 a.m. — Letran vs Mapua (women)
2 p.m. — UPHSD vs SSC-R (women)
5 p.m. — UPHSD vs SSC-R (men)

THE College of St. Benilde (CSB) freight train just keeps on rolling.

It rode past a dazed Arellano University (NU) yesterday with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-14 rout as the three-peat-seeking champion kept its amazing streak going in NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball at the Filoil EcoOil Arena.

It was the Lady Blazers’ sixth win of the season that put them a win closer from securing a spot to the Final Four and three victories away from booking an outright ticket to the best-of-three finals.

It also stretched their magnificent juggernaut to 35 straight wins that included a pair of 11-game championship sweeps the past two seasons.

But as before, CSB coach Jerry Yee isn’t counting.

“We just want to win,” he said.

CSB captain Jessa Dorog crushed it with a match-best 13-point effort she laced with three torpedo-like service aces while Michelle Gamit used her attacking prowess to the hilt by dropping 10 hits.

The Lady Chiefs sputtered to 3-3 and out of the magic four.

Earlier, Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) likewise stayed unbeaten and at No. 2 as it posted its fifth win in a row at the expense of Emilio Aguinaldo College, (EAC) 16-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-12. Johna Dolorito was all over the place after firing 10 points while leading the way in defense with 11 receptions and 10 digs while Joan Doguna, Janeth Tulang and Hiromi Osada added 14, 11 and 10 hits, respectively.

The Lady Generals dropped to 0-5. — Joey Villar