Rachel Anne Austero and Klarissa Abriam presided over the carnage as the two combined for 24 points as the Lady Blazers claimed their seventh win against a loss, a share of second with the San Beda Lady Red Spikers and, most importantly, a spot in the Final Four.
There awaits Arellano University, the reigning champion who is on the cusp of sweeping the elimination round with a pristine 8-0 (win-loss) record, and SBU, last year’s losing finalist.
The Lady Blazers will try to cap their elims campaign with a triumph over the already eliminated Mapua Lady Cardinals on Monday.
The Lady Stags slipped from a share of fourth spot with the Perpetual Help Lady Altas (4-2) to joint fifth with the Jose Rizal U Lady Bombers (4-4).
LPU walloped EAC, 25-17, 25-16, 27-25, in women’s play and LPU outlasted EAC, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 15-11, in the men’s section—both non-bearing games.
EAC surprised LPU, 27-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-16, to remain in the magic four with a 5-4 card in the juniors’ category.
The Junior Pirates absorbed their second defeat against six wins to slip to No. 3.