By NIKOLE JAVIER
University of Perpetual Help is staking everything on the line when it meets San Beda in the winner-take-all Game 3 of their NCAA Men’s Volleyball Finals on Sunday, April 16, at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City.
The three-peat seeking Altas saw their 32-game winning streak snap before a stunned supporters as the Red Spikers put on a monstrous performance, coming through with a five-set thriller in Game 2 to force a rubber match.
Game time is at 2 p.m. with momentum on San Beda’s side.
Perpetual hasn’t tasted defeat since Game 1 of the finals in Season 93 against Arellano, which it eventually won after taking the next two games.
Just as the Altas appeared to be headed into another title sweep after taking the first two sets, the Red Lions staged a fightback seldom seen in years to the delight of their supporters.
Named Most Valuable Player of the season on Friday, Louie Ramirez should find ways to inspire his teammates to play aggressively on the defensive end if they are to complete their 3-peat bid.
He erupted for 32 points in Game 2 but those were not enough as San Beda rookie Ralph Cabalsa and Kenrod Umali ripped their defense time and again.