San Beda College ousted Arellano University, 25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22, to clinch the last Final Four slot in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 91 men’s volleyball tournament on Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan City.
Power-hitting Mark Christian Enciso fired 19 points while Gerald Zabala contributed 13 points for the Red Lions. Alfie Macarinas and Yeshua Felix Manliclic delivered 12 points each, and Earl Kenneth Gonzales added 10.
San Beda will be joining defending champion Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), University of Perpetual Help System DALTA and College of Saint Benilde in the Final Four.
EAC took the top seeding by subduing Perpetual Help in the playoffs, 21-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-18.
Reigning Most Valuable Player Howard Mojica led the General with 30 huge points on 24 attacks, five aces and one block while Hariel Doguna chipped in 11 markers, and Israel Encina and Kerth Melliza notched 10 apiece.
In juniors, Darwin John Salo¬paso scored 13 and Ivan Encila had 12 to tow Perpetual Help to a 25-18, 27-25, 17-25, 25-13 victory over EAC.
The Junior Altas and the Brigadiers will be holding twice-to-beat advantage in the crossover semifinals.
San Sebastian College, meanwhile, bagged the fourth semifinals slot after surviving Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-16, 28-26, 20-25, 21-25, 15-11.