By Waylon Galvez
Games Thursday (The Arena, San Juan)
8:30 a.m. – JRU vs San Sebastian (Junior’s)
10 a.m. – JRU vs San Sebastian (Men’s)
12 noon – JRU vs San Sebastian (Women’s)
2 p.m. – Mapua vs Arellano (Women’s)
3:30 p.m. – Mapua vs Arellano (Men’s)
5 p.m. – Mapua vs Arellano (Junior’s)
After two cancelled playdates, action resumes Thursday when defending champion Arellano University guns for its second win as it tackles Mapua in NCAA Season 95 volleyball at The Arena in San Juan.
The Lady Chiefs and the Lady Cardinals clash in the second match of another women’s doubleheader at 2 p.m.
Jose Rizal University and San Sebastian women’s teams open their respective campaigns at 12 noon.
Arellano was supposed to play Emilio Aguinaldo College last Monday but was canceled due to Taal Volcano’s eruption and the postponement of classes. The NCAA also called off the games Tuesday due to the same reasons.
Graduating player Regine Arocha will lead the way for the Lady Chiefs, who are eyeing their fourth straight championship.
Arocha had 18 kills in Arellano’s 27-25, 25-20, 25-20 conquest of Lyceum of the Philippines University in last Friday’s opener.
The Lady Cardinals, for their part, are eyeing to improve their 1-8 campaign last season, hoping to give the Lady Chiefs a good fight in their opening match.
Meantime, Dolly Verzosa will banner the Lady Bombers as they seek to improve their 4-5 finish last year after a breakthrough Final Four run the previous season.
Bianca Ordona will the spearhead Lady Stags.
Action in the men’s category are also set when the Stags play the Heavy Bombers at 12 noon, while the Cardinals face the Chiefs at 3:30 p.m., hoping to make it 2-0 after beating LPU last week.