University of Perpetual Help went through some anxious moments early before avoiding Mapua University's upset scare and winning, 20-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-12, 15-6, Friday for its third straight win in the NCAA Season 95 women's volleyball competition at FilOil Flying V Centre.
Bianca Tripoli led the way on offense with 20 points and provided the leadership, as the Lady Altas (3-1) recovered from a slow start to turn back the Lady Cardinals (1-2).
Tripoli accounted for 20 of the Las Piñas squad's 60 attack points while Jhona Rosal had 15 markers. Shyra Umandal posted 14 points while Dana Persa and Charina Scott finished with 13 and 9, respectively, for Perpetual.
Mapua fell to 1-2 slate.
Lorraine Barias scored 15 points, with all but one coming off attacks, and added 11 digs for the Lady Cardinals. Skipper Alissa Magallanes had 11 points while Jonina Fernandez tallied 10 for Mapua.
Meanwhile, defending two-time champion Altas hammered a 25-15, 25-17, 20-25, 25-15, win over the Cardinals for to remain unscathed in four outings for the solo lead in men's play.
Louie Ramirez had 15 attacks, three aces and a kill block for a 19-point outing while Ronniel Rosales got 17 points for Perpetual.
Mapua absorbed its third straight defeat in as many outings.
Alfredo Pagulong, Benedict San Andres and Raje Hizon fired 12 points each in a lost cause.
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