University of Perpetual Help System Dalta opens its campaign for a third straight title as it tackles La Salle-Greenhills in today’s start of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 92 juniors volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Junior Altas, coached by Sandy Rieta and Jason Sapin, defeated the Emilio Aguinaldo College Brigadiers in two games in the finals last year to claim their second straight title and eighth overall.
Another championship this season would clinch the Las Pinas-based spikers to their ninth crown overall, the second highest in the league next only to the San Sebastian Staglets’ 15 titles.
Perpetual Help will be brandishing the same line up that reigned supreme a season ago thatb will be spearheaded by last year’s Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Jody Margaux Severo, Best Spiker Ryuji Condrad Etorma and Best setter Gabriel EJ Casana.
“We’re confident of our chances this year because we’re fielding in an intact lineup,” said Rieta.
EAC, which will be headed by reigning MVP Ralph Joshua Pitogo, for its part, will try likewise jumpstart its title aspiration as it squares off with an unpredictable San Beda College at 1:30 p.m., which will cap a heavy four-game bill.
Other matches will pit Lycuem of the Philippines University against Colegio de San Juan de Letran at 9 a.m. and San Sebastian College versus Arellano University at 12 noon.
The Perpetual Help-La Salle Greenhills duel is set at 10:30 a.m.