Six-time champion University of the Cordilleras Lady Jaguars dumped the Cordillera Career Development College Admirals in three straight sets, 25-21, 25-13, 25-10, on Wednesday to remain one of the strongest teams in the field.
“We are ready to face the defending champion,” said UC coach Clarissa Tolentino as her Jaguars go up against University of Baguio Lady Cardinals today as the 26th Baguio Benguet Educational Athletic League continues.
The second part of a three-way fight for one of the most coveted crowns in the BBEAL will be partly decided in today’s curtain closer of the morning games at the CCDC gym in Buyagan, La Trinidad.
UC stares at a 3-0 win-loss slate, in tie at second with the defending champion, that earlier won two titles that ended Saint Louis University Lady Navigators’ eight-year reign.
UC meets the third part of the triumvirate on Saturday at the SLU gym and followed by the SLU-UB set the next day.
UB earlier stopped Baguio Central University Lady Eagles, 25-7, 25-9, 25-11, before dispatching CCDC 25-12, 25-16, 25-15 during the weekend. Then they blasted UP 25-5, 25-8, 25-21.
The Lady Navigators, winner of eight straight from 1994-2001 under coach Henry Fuentes, now the SLU athletic director, topped CCDC Lady Admirals, 25-17, 25-19, 25-9 before beating University of the Philippines Baguio Lady Maroons, 25-4, 25-13, 25-17.
The BCU Lady Eagles survived a fighting Pines City Colleges Lady Warriors in four sets, 25-22, 25-13, 20-25, 25-11.